Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Richard W. Simpson



Marker ID: SCHM 4-21
Location: Abt 4 miles E of Pendleton, SC on Road 115
County: Anderson
Coordinates: N 34° 38.936    W 082° 43.698
  34.64893333    -82.7283
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Born in 1840, Colonel Simpson, lawyer, farmer, and legislator, drafted and executed Thomas Green Clemson´s will, establishing Clemson Agricultural College in 1889. Simpson was first president of the college´s board of trustees and once owned land that bec