Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Sims Home Site

Marker ID: UDC 46-9
Location: E. White Street, between Stonewall Street and Jones Avenue, Rock Hill, SC
County: York
Coordinates: N 34° 55.316    W 081° 0.86
  34.92193333    -81.01433333
Style: Free Standing **


Near this spot stood the Rock Hill residence of Robert Moorman Sims, captain, C.S.A., who on April 9, 1865, carried the flag of truce, which led to the surrender of Lee´s forces at Appomattox. He later was S.C. senator for Lancaster County, 1868 - 70, and S.C. secretary of state, 1876 - 80. He began the beautification of the S.C. State House grounds. He was born in Fairfield County in 1836 and died at Columbia in 1898.

Erected by Beulah Meredith Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy - l 970