Historical Marker Program in Richland County
To promote the recognition and education of sites, structures, and events of historical significance to the County, Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC) has established a program to fund new historical markers.
To participate, individuals or organizations must submit a South Carolina Historical Marker Application http://shpo.sc.gov/programs/Pages/Markers.aspx to the SC Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) with a copy to the RCCC. The SC Historical Marker Program Coordinator is responsible for marker text accuracy and appropriateness while the SCDAH Director has final approval authority of marker texts. Once the text is approved by all parties and submitted to Sewah Studios, RCCC will pay the cost of the marker directly to Sewah Studios. The marker will be shipped to the individual or organization for installation. An unveiling ceremony should be organized shortly after installation. Estimated time from application to installation is a minimum of six months.
RCCC will fund up to five new markers during FY17.
- Contact RCCC about your intention to apply to SCDAH to understand fund commitments.
- Submit SC Historical Marker Application and fee to SCDAH with copy to RCCC.
- Get landowner permission to install marker.
- Submit SCDAH approved text to RCCC for review; RCCC must be acknowledged on the marker as the sponsor.
- RCCC will submit final approved text and payment to Sewah Studios.
- Determine whether marker location will require an encroachment permit from SC Department of Transportation; applicant will pay for any additional costs.
- Install marker; organize an unveiling ceremony in coordination with RCCC.