Barnwell Street - Columbia, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 00.246 W 081° 01.447
17S E 497772 N 3762609
Marker giving history of street in Columbia.
Waymark Code: WMGTJH
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 04/08/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
Views: 5

Text of marker:

Barnwell Street

This street is named for General John Barnwell, St. Helena's Parish.  He was elected to the Provincial Congress of 1775-76 and to the 1776 General assembly.

A captain in the First Provincial Regiment, he was major, colonel, and brigadier general in the militia, 1779-81.  Barwell was captured in Charleston in 1780 and later imprisoned on the schooner Pack-Horse.

From 1778 until his death in 1800, he served several terms in the S.C. Senate.

Marker Name: Barnwell Street

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Highway

County: Richland

Marker number: Not listed

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