1318 Geiger Avenue1318 Geiger Avenue
Former Residence of Russell Maxey
Bishopville native Russell Maxey relocated to Columbia and called Cottontown home during his career as an engineer and educator. An avid photographer, he also became a noted local author and historian, capturing the changing face of Columbia through hundreds of photographs. In 1980, Maxey published Historic Columbia: Yesterday and Today in Pictures, an account of the capital city that remains a major reference for professional historians and history buffs. Maxey died in 1994 and is buried not far from his former home, in Columbia’s Elmwood Cemetery.