Hopkins Farm

3717 Fork Shoals Rd., Simpsonville, South Carolina

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Hopkins Farm, Main House-Left Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

The Hopkins Farm is significant as an intact example of a late nineteenth and early twentieth century agricultural complex in the upcountry region of South Carolina. The extant historic resources on the property are associated with the Hopkins Farm from circa 1840 to the time of nomination. The property’s history prior to the arrival of the Hopkins family, however, is also noteworthy. Physical evidence exists on the property of earlier Native American occupation. The property has also served as a backdrop for a Revolutionary War battle and a training ground for the state militia. The Hopkins Farm complex includes the Main House, the Cook’s House, eleven outbuildings, agricultural fields, a historic Pecan Grove, and a family cemetery. Six of these buildings and structures are noncontributing. The following buildings and structures contribute to the significance of the complex: the Main House (ca. 1840 and additions ca. 1890 and ca 1925), Smoke House (ca. 1850), Small Chicken House (ca. 1922), Cotton Warehouse (1924), Mechanical Shed (ca. 1946, altered 1998), Large Chicken House (ca. 1946), two Grain Silos (ca. 1950), Patriots’ Grove (ca.1875), and the Hopkins Family Cemetery. Listed in the National Register September 20, 2007. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 2007
Reference number
07000987
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival
Area of significance
Agriculture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Storage; Agricultural fields
Current functions
Single dwelling; Storage; Agricultural fields
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
1938
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 8
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 6

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates", "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photos
  • September 12, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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