Belfast Plantation

Belfast Plantation (HMXD9)

Location: Kinards, SC 29355 Edgefield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 19.583', W 81° 50.983'

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This Federal plantation house was built between 1786 and 1815 for John Simpson (1751-1815), merchant and planter. Simpson came to S.C. from England in 1786 and named Belfast after his birthplace in Ireland. A post office here was called Belfast by 1804. Simpson was the first of four generations representing Laurens County in the S.C. House of Representatives from 1797 to 1886.

[Reverse];
John Simpson's grandson William Dunlap Simpson (1823-1890), born here, was a state representative and senator 1854-1863, and a Confederate officer and Congressman 1861-65. Simpson was lt. governor 1878-79, then governor 1879-1880, and was chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court at his death. Belfast was acquired by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources in 2008.
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HM NumberHMXD9
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Marker Number30-16
Year Placed2011
Placed ByKenelm Winslow Chapter, S.C. Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 421830 N 3798672
Decimal Degrees34.32638333, -81.84971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.583', W 81° 50.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 34.98" N, 81° 50' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 498-522 Unnamed Road, Kinards SC 29355, US
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