History of the Stones
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 34° 00.569 W 081° 04.507
17S E 493063 N 3763209
Located inside the Riverbanks Zoo, this fountain is made of stones from the 1800s jail.
Waymark Code: WM9B5E
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 07/25/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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The fountain stones are blue granite, South Carolina's state stone. They were mined from quarries along the Broad and Congaree rivers for construction of Cell Block One of the South Carolina State Penitentiary ca. 1868-1886. Cell Block One and most of the other buildings were demolished after the department of corrections closed the penitentiary in 1994. the stones were donated to Riverbanks Zoo, which provided them to the Leadership Columbia class of 2000 for construction of the fountain.
Marker Name: History of the Stones

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

County: Richland

Marker number: Not listed

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