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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Upstate Historic Attractions

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Looking for some historic sites to visit in the Upstate now that the weather is getting nicer?  Well there are a lot of places that are close by and would make a nice day trip or you can visit several over a weekend with ease.  Below is a few of those places and you can see a larger list of places and things to do in the Upstate at Upstate South Carolina.

McBee Chapel

The chapel designed by Vardry McBee’s millwright, John Adams, is one of the few remaining octagonal churches in America and dates back to 1841. 1 mile south of SC Hwy. 291 on US 25, turn east on Fork Shoals Rd. in the town of Conestee.

Campbell’s Covered Bridge

The bridge was built in 1909 and is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. From US Hwy. 25 north of Travelers Rest, take State Rd. 414 through Tigerville. Turn right on Pleasant Hill Road, right on Campbell’s Bridge Road and travel approximately 1/4 mile to bridge.

Poinsett Bridge

The oldest bridge in SC, completed in 1820, is part of the original state road connecting Greenville to Asheville. It is one of the most significant historic structures in South Carolina. The bridge has been granted Heritage Trust Preserve status. From US Hwy. 25 N., 2 miles northwest of SC Hwy. 11, turn onto Old US Hwy. 25. Travel 3.2 miles and turn right onto Callahan Mountain Rd. Travel 2.2 miles and bridge is on left.

Suber’s Mill

2002 Suber Mill Rd.
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-5616
The mill, built circa 1908, still grinds corn using water power. Open M-F 8am-5pm. Grinds Tu and F 8:30-11:30am; Sa 8am-noon. No grinds Saturdays.
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