Arsenal Hill

Arsenal Hill (HMRWR)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.479', W 81° 2.477'

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Occupying the highest point in downtown Columbia,Arsenal Hill is named for the military academy establishedhere in 1842 as a companion to The Citadel in Charleston.Since the late 1700s, this 30 block neighborhood has beenhome to black and white, elite and laborer, old and young.Within this once largely residential district stand enduringlandmarks of the past and new additions to the capital city'sskyline that are prized for thier proximity to downtownbusinesses and services.

Arsenal Hill is recognized by many Columbians as the home of the South Carolina Governor's Mansion and as theformer location of the Palmetto Armory, which producedweaponry before and during the Civil War. Some identifythe neighborhood as home for generations of their family, living and departed. Others know the district for thechanges it has experienced over time. Diverse in its pastand present, Arsenal Hill today is an historic neighborhoodfeaturing an eclectic mix of residential, commercial,religious, industrial, educational, and governmentalbuildings.

Placed ByHistoric Columbia Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, City of Columbia
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496187 N 3763041
Decimal Degrees34.00798333, -81.04128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.479', W 81° 2.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 28.74" N, 81° 2' 28.62" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 930 Laurel St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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