William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms (HM1SLL)

Location: Barnwell, SC 29812 Barnwell County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 14.65', W 81° 21.55'

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April 17, 1806 - June 11, 1870

The lifetime of William Gilmore Simms, the preeminent man of letters in the Old South, embraced an era of American history marked by nullification, states rights, secession, war and reconstruction.

He responded to these crises by writing and publishing a total of 65 volumes comprising 27 novels of romances, five collections of short fiction, 18 volumes of poetry, two of drama, five volumes of history and geography, four of biography, five volumes of reviews and miscellaneous prose.

As an editor, he was associated with a number of significant periodicals. He was a popular lecturer on a number of subjects, leaving a number of important works in manuscript at his death.
Collins Park is the site on which the writer's son, William Gilmore Simms, Jr., Clerk of Court for Barnwell County 1883-1912, and his wife, Emma Gertrude Hartzog Simms built their stately home in the early 1900's.
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Date Added Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 466540 N 3678413
Decimal Degrees33.24416667, -81.35916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.65', W 81° 21.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 39" N, 81° 21' 33" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 456 Main St, Barnwell SC 29812, US
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