Blanding Street (40-66)
N 34° 00.471 W 081° 02.181
17S E 496643 N 3763026
Quick Description: One of many historic markers describing the streets around downtown.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2010 2:37:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM8YAV
Originally named Walnut Street, Blanding Street was by 1869 renamed for Abram Blanding, a Massachusetts native who came to Columbia in 1797 to take charge of Columbia Male Academy. Blanding was admitted to the bar in 1802 and served two terms in the legislature. He built the city's first water works, was a Trustee of South Carolina College, and S.C. Superintendent of Public Works. His house was located on the NW corner of Blanding and Marion streets. Blanding died in 1839.
1978 by Richland County Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 40-66.)
Marker Name: Blanding Street
Marker Location: City
Type of Marker: Person
Marker number: 40-66
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