Maxcy Gregg Park

Maxcy Gregg Park (HM116S)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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N 33° 59.853', W 81° 1.245'

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This city park, established in 1911, was named for Confederate General Maxcy Gregg (1814-1862). It was one of several parks in Columbia proposed by landscape architect Harlan P. Kelsey of Boston, whose 1905 plan was commissioned by the Civic Improvement League. The park, donated to the city by George R. Rembert (1875-1913), was the central portion of a tract originally bounded by Bull, Wheat, and Greene Streets and the Southern Railway.


The park was later divided by Pickens Street in the late 1930s and by the extension of Blossom Street in 1939. The Woman's Club of Columbia (1941), across Blossom Street, was built in what was then still part of the park. The Memorial Youth Center, dedicated in 1948, was demolished in 1987. A swimming pool and bathhouse were dedicated in 1949. Recent additions include the Capital Senior Center (1995) and Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Garden (2003).
HM NumberHM116S
Marker Number40-174
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Maxcy Gregg Park Centennial Committee and the City of Columbia
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 498083 N 3761884
Decimal Degrees33.99755000, -81.02075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.853', W 81° 1.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 51.18" N, 81° 1' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800-1812 US-76 Connector, Columbia SC 29201, US
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