Richardson Square - Columbia, SC
N 33° 59.988 W 081° 01.975
17S E 496960 N 3762134
Quick Description: The plaza area around the state capitol is dedicated to a Brigadier General in the American Revolution.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2010 1:38:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM9NJ7
This mall is named in honor of Richard Richardson 1704-1780
Brigadier General of militia in the American Revolution, member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses, Commander of the 1775 Snow Campaign, and ancestor of six Governors of South Carolina. He was taken prisoner by the British in 1780, and became mortally ill while in captivity. Main Street in Columbia was first named Richardson Street when this portion of Main Street was closed to create a mall. The General Assembly voted to restore its original name.
Type of Memorial: Plaque
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