Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Sheppard's Crossroads

Marker ID: SCHM 19-10
Location: US 25, about 8 miles N of Edgefield on E side of us 25
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 58.183    W 082° 2.747
  33.96971666    -82.04578333
Style: Free Standing **


In 1828, this property, shown on Anderson´s 1816 map as Kirksey´s Tavern, was sold by John Kirksey to James Sheppard (1790-1859), state representative, merchant, and War of 1812 veteran. He and Louise Mobley, his third wife, were parents of John C. Sheppard (1850-1931), governor of South Carolina in 1886. In rear of the house is the family cemetery.

Erected by Edgefield County Historical Society - 1972