Hopkins Farm

Hopkins Farm (HM5RH)

Location: Simpsonville, SC 29680 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 39.355', W 82° 18.995'

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This farm has been owned by the Hopkins family since 1834, when John Hopkins (1793-1837) purchased it from William Toney. The Greek Revival main house was built ca. 1840, with later additions ca. 1890 and ca. 1925. Hopkins' widow, Lucinda (1800-1876) managed the farm after his death, growing cotton and corn as cash crops, supplemented by subsistence crops and livestock.

[Marker Reverse]:
John and Lucinda Hopkins are buried in the family cemetery nearby. This farm complex includes a cook's house, smoke house, and corn crib built ca. 1850 as well as other outbuildings from the 1870s to the present. John Drayton Hopkins (b. 1913) took over the farm in 1938, making it a model of modern soil conservation techniques such as terracing and crop rotation.
HM NumberHM5RH
Marker Number23-34
Year Placed2007
Placed ByGreenville County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 379355 N 3835674
Decimal Degrees34.65591667, -82.31658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 39.355', W 82° 18.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 39' 21.30" N, 82° 18' 59.70" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3559-3671 SC-146, Simpsonville SC 29680, US
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