Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 5-10
Location: Heritage Hwy. (U.S. Hwy. 78), near its junction with Gilmore Rd., Midway vicinity, about 3 mi. S of Bamberg, SC
County: Bamberg
Coordinates: N 33° 16.349    W 080° 57.625
  33.27248333    -80.96041666
Style: Free Standing **


Woodlands was the country home of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), the most prominent and prolific writer of the antebellum South, from 1836 to his death. A novelist, poet, historian, critic, and essayist best known for his novels about colonial