William Simmons House

William Simmons House (HM12JR)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 13.607', W 80° 44.487'

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(Front text)
This house, built in 1930, is typical in materials and methods of construction of those built on the S.C. Sea Islands from the end of the Civil War to the mid-20th century. It was built on land bought after 1865 by William Simmons (ca. 1835-1922). Simmons, born a slave, had served in the U.S. Army during the war, enlisting in the 21st U.S. Colored Infantry as Ira Sherman.
(Reverse text)
William Simmons's granddaughter Georgianna Jones Bryan (1900-1989) built this house in 1930 for her brother, William "Duey" Simmons (1901-1966). It illustrates everyday life and the persistence of Gullah culture in an African-American farm community until after a bridge was built from the mainland in 1956. It was renovated in 2010-11 as the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island.
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HM NumberHM12JR
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Marker Number7-35
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 524361 N 3565602
Decimal Degrees32.22678333, -80.74145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.607', W 80° 44.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 36.42" N, 80° 44' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 188-192 Gumtree Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, US
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