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History of Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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  • 1786 - Capital moved from Charleston to Columbia


  • 1854 - Columbia
    Columbia city, capital of South Carolina, and sent of justice of Richland district, on the left or E. bank of the Congaree river, immediately below...Read MORE...


  • 1865 - Gen. Sherman's troops reached Middleton Place Plantation, left it in ruins; burned Columbia; Civil War ended

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  • News 1875 - Tornado
    Augusta, Ga., May 1. - A fearful tornado struck Columbia, S.C., at half past 4 this afternoon. The steeple of the Presbyterian Church was demolished, ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Columbia
    Columbia, a handsome city, the capital of South Carolina, and of Richland co., is on the left or E. bank of the Congaree River, at the confluence of...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - FIRE IN AN INSANE ASYLUM. ATTENDANTS AT COLUMBIA, S. C., AT FIRST REFUSED TO ADMIT FIREMEN TO THE BURNING BUILDING.
    Columbia, S. C., June 2. - A few minutes after 1 P.M. fire was discovered in the laundry of the State Insane Asylum, where nearly 1,000 patients are...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - TRESTLES AND BRIDGES GONE - Flood Retarding Work of the Seaboard Air-Line
    Columbia, S.C., February 15. - (Special.)
    The connections of the Seaboard between Camden and Casey s, just across the Congaree river from Columbia,...Read MORE...


  • Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    Main St, Looking South toward the Capitol
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  • Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    Post Office
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  • 1916
    Columbia, a city, the capital of South Carolina and of Richland co., is on the left or E. bank of the Congaree River, at the confluence of the Broad...Read MORE...


  • Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    National Loan & Exchange Bank Bldg., Columbia, S.C.
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  • News 1942 - SEVEN KILLED WHEN BIG ARMY BOMBER CRASHES. PLANE PLUNGES INTO GROUND WHILE LANDING.
    Columbia, S.C., Sept. 13 (AP) - Four officers and three enlisted men were killed in the crash of an Army bomber Sunday a mile from the Columbia Army...Read MORE...




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Main St, Looking South toward the Capitol
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National Loan & Exchange Bank Bldg., Columbia, S.C.
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  • 1786 - Capital moved from Charleston to Columbia
  • 1854 - Columbia
    Columbia city, capital of South Carolina, and sent of justice of Richland district, on the left or E. bank of the Congaree river, immediately below... Read MORE...

  • 1865 - Gen. Sherman's troops reached Middleton Place Plantation, left it in ruins; burned Columbia; Civil War ended

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
  • News  1875 - Tornado
    Augusta, Ga., May 1. - A fearful tornado struck Columbia, S.C., at half past 4 this afternoon. The steeple of the Presbyterian Church was demolished, ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Columbia
    Columbia, a handsome city, the capital of South Carolina, and of Richland co., is on the left or E. bank of the Congaree River, at the confluence of... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - FIRE IN AN INSANE ASYLUM. ATTENDANTS AT COLUMBIA, S. C., AT FIRST REFUSED TO ADMIT FIREMEN TO THE BURNING BUILDING.
    Columbia, S. C., June 2. - A few minutes after 1 P.M. fire was discovered in the laundry of the State Insane Asylum, where nearly 1,000 patients are... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - TRESTLES AND BRIDGES GONE - Flood Retarding Work of the Seaboard Air-Line
    Columbia, S.C., February 15. - (Special.)
    The connections of the Seaboard between Camden and Casey s, just across the Congaree river from Columbia,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Columbia, a city, the capital of South Carolina and of Richland co., is on the left or E. bank of the Congaree River, at the confluence of the Broad... Read MORE...

  • News  1942 - SEVEN KILLED WHEN BIG ARMY BOMBER CRASHES. PLANE PLUNGES INTO GROUND WHILE LANDING.
    Columbia, S.C., Sept. 13 (AP) - Four officers and three enlisted men were killed in the crash of an Army bomber Sunday a mile from the Columbia Army... Read MORE...

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