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Near Heath Springs in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims

 
 
Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
1. Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims Marker
Inscription. About 1 miles west of this spot stood the house in which Dr. James Marion Sims was born on January 25, 1813. Father of modern gynecology, Dr. Sims was honored by the American and by European governments for his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike. Dr. Sims died in the city of New York on November 13, 1883.
 
Erected 1949 by Waxhaw Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 36.096′ N, 80° 41.016′ W. Marker is near Heath Springs, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 521 and New Hope Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 521. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Heath Springs SC 29058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. one mile away); Birthplace of James Marion Sims, M.D. (approx. 1.9 miles away); James Ingram Home (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Battle Of The Hanging Rock (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stoneboro
Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
2. Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Mt. Carmel Campground (approx. 5.4 miles away); Beaver Creek Skirmish / Capture of Provisions at Flat Rock (approx. 6 miles away); Kershaw (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Small biography on Dr. Sims. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. Wikipedia entry on Dr. Sims. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Dr. James Marion Sims image. Click for full size.
3. Dr. James Marion Sims
Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 28, 2009
4. Birthplace of Dr. James Marion Sims Monument
This stone monument sits on the site of the former Sim's home on New Hope Road. The home is no longer standing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 31, 2009.   4. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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