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Historic Poinsett Bridge completed in 1820

The historic Poinsett Bridge and the road across the mountains were of major economic importance to the county and state in the early 19th century.

It was the first road to link with the mountainous regions, and the bridge is on the National Register ...

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Pretty Place

Fred W. Symmes Chapel, commonly known as “Pretty Place” for its picturesque mountain views, is part of YMCA Camp Greenville, located in northern Greenville County near the North Carolina border.

The current chapel was constructed in 1941, and additions and improvements have been made ...

Scenic State Highway 11

State 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway, follows the path of an ancient Cherokee trail along the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains for more than 100 miles through Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, offering beautiful mountain vistas.

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Falls Park turns city's birthplace into resident, tourist attaction

Falls Park in downtown Greenville opened in 2004 with the completion of the Liberty Bridge, a walking bridge suspended high above the flowing waters below.

The park, with its waterfall, lavish landscaping and cafe, is a gathering place for residents and a tourist attraction ...

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Campbell's Covered Bridge state's only surviving covered bridge

Campbell's Covered Bridge, located of State 414 in northern Greenville County, is the state’s only surviving covered bridge.

Measuring 35 feet long and 12 feet wide, the bridge was built in 1909 after a torrential summer rainstorm the previous year washed out nearly every ...

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Built in 1813, Whitehall is Greenville's oldest home

Whitehall was built in 1813 by Henry Middleton on what would become Earle Street.

This Lowcountry planter and his large family were anxious to escape from their Ashley River plantation to a healthier climate in the summer months.

Middleton, who was born in ...

Downtown proves it's a great place

There's a lot to celebrate about downtown Greenville, and even better is that people who live far from here are recognizing that Greenville has a lively, dynamic downtown that any city would be proud to claim.

Greenville's Main Street has been cited as one ...

Pelham Mill site of Greenville County's first textile mill

Pelham Mill, located along SC Highway 14 near Greer, is the site of the first textile mill in Greenville County. Built in 1820, the mill featured a stonework dam that is now the centerpiece of a historical park that includes walking trails.

The dam ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright home off North Main on National Register of Historic Places

Greenville's most important architectural landmark is not Whitehall or the Earle Town House. It's not the Poinsett Bridge or the Huguenot Mill.

The only local structure with statewide architectural significance, according to the National Register of Historic Places, is modest (1,727 ...

 
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