Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Old Simkins Cemetery

Marker ID: DAR 19-4
Location: Center Springs Road (Road 39),3.5 miles N of Edgefield
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 49.667    W 081° 54.283
  33.82778333    -81.90471666
Style: Free Standing **


One-half mile west, on "Cedar Fields" plantation, is buried the family of Captain Arthur Simkins, soldier in the American Revolution and a founder of Edgefield. Born in Virginia on Dec. 10,1742, he died Sept. 29,1826. He was a county court judge, a member of the S. C. General Assembly, and was on the commission to divide Ninety Six District into counties.

Erected by Edgefield County Historical Society and Old 96 District Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution-1969