The Figure Eight in South Carolina

The Figure Eight in South Carolina (HMYDC)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.524', W 81° 2.626'

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The symbolism of the number "8" in South Carolina's history and government is probably a coincidence; it began with Charles II's appointment of eight (8) Lords Proprietors for the Carolinas. They are named in the fountain placques.

Then there were eight (8) rulers of England's American colonies during the period of settlement and colonial rule in the Carolinas (1663-1776).

And South Carolina was the eighth state to be admitted to the United States.

And thus this fountain has been designed in eight segments.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495958 N 3763125
Decimal Degrees34.00873333, -81.04376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.524', W 81° 2.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 31.44" N, 81° 2' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Richland St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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