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Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sheppard's Crossroads

 
 
Sheppard's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Sheppard's Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  In 1828, this property, shown on Anderson's 1816 map as Kirksey's Tavern, was sold by John Kirksey to James Sheppard (1790-1859), state representative, merchant, and War of 1812 veteran. He and Louise Mobley, his third wife, were parents of John C. Sheppard (1850-1931), governor of South Carolina in 1886. In rear of the house is the family cemetery.
 
Erected 1972 by Edgefield County Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
 
Location. 33° 58.183′ N, 82° 2.747′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on US Highway 25, on the left when traveling south. Marker is actually in Greenwood County but was placed there by Edgefield. Therefore, it is considered by the state to be an Edgefield County marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays (approx.
Sheppard's Crossroads Marker seen looking north along US 25 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Sheppard's Crossroads Marker seen looking north along US 25
6.7 miles away); Wm. Pierce Bennett Kinard (approx. 8.1 miles away); Bethany Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Londonborough Settlement (approx. 9 miles away); John Perkins Barratt (approx. 10.7 miles away); Early Life in the Backcountry (approx. 11.9 miles away); John Waller (approx. 12.1 miles away); Ninety Six National Historic Site / Greenwood County (approx. 12.2 miles away); The Lost Town of Cambridge (approx. 12.2 miles away); Ninety Six National Historic Site (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Sheppard's Crossroads Marker looking southward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Sheppard's Crossroads Marker looking southward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,910 times since then and 167 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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