West Columbia – South Carolina


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West Columbia is located on the eastern border of Lexington County, just across the Congaree River from South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia. In 1894 when West Columbia was originally chartered as a town, it was called Brookland. It was a popular residential area for employees of Columbia Mills, a textile plant located across the river on the east bank of the Congaree. Ferries provided transportation back and forth to work, but as the number of mill workers increased, a wooden bridge was constructed to provide easier access to the mill and to services in Columbia. In 1927 the wooden bridge was replaced by today’s familiar Gervais Street bridge. The name of the town changed to West Columbia in 1936.

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Gunter-Summers House
Gunter-Summers House
West Columbia


Mt. Hebron Temperance Hall

Saluda River
Saluda River
West Columbia


Midlands Technical College

Saluda Factory Historic District
Old Saluda Factory
West Columbia


Three Rivers Greenway
Three Rivers Greenway
West Columbia


Gervais Street Bridge




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