Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims

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Location: intersection on New Hope Rd and Lancaster and Chester, Lancaster, SC
County: Lancaster
Coordinates: N 34° 36.096    W 080° 41.016
  34.6016    -80.6836
Style: Free Standing **


Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims

About 1 3/4 miles west of this spot stood the house in which Dr. James Marion Sims was born on January 25, 1818. Father of modern gynecology, Dr. Sims was honored by the American and by European governments for his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike. Dr. Sims died in the city of New York on November 13, 1883.

Erected by Lancaster County, 1949
Sponsored by Waxhaws Chapter, D.A.R.