South Carolina & Greenville Information
February 13, 2007
Below you will find links, photos,
and brief descriptions relating to SouthCarolina and the Greenville area.
State of South Carolina
Public Information Page. Visit the
South Carolina Home Page for great information and links to other areas of the state.
Visit one of my favorite links at
SCIway.net. It is
loaded with a wide variety of information about the state. Subscribe to
the free newsletter while you are there.A link to the six county up-state area
first stop for information specific to the upstate. This site is a very good web
information regarding Business & Industry, Schools & Libraries, Government,
News & Weather, Recreation & Tourism, and Relocation & Retirement.
The Greenville News internet version is available at
Greenville Online. Classifieds, real estate, the
Greenville Community activities, etc, events, dining out and information on the public
schools can be found at these sites.
Really want to know about the educational system? Go to
the state department of education web page.
Colleges and Universities in South Carolina:
Links to Bob Jones University,
The University of South Carolina, and The University Center
(a seven (7) university partnership program with undergraduate and graduate programs, all
in Greenville, SC).
Interested in still more information?
SC State website:
Relocation information? Many factors may influence the area of relocation to
South Carolina. Here are some links that might help with your decision:State
School Report Cards, SC Dept of Education,
SC Department of Commerce,
SC Association of Counties,
Cities and Towns,
Office of Research and Statistics (demographic info.),
Now for some photos:
- A photo of the State, the State seal, and the
State flag and a photo of several scenes of
- South Carolina, the Palmetto State. The State flag features
a palmetto tree on a blue background.
- South Carolina:
the origin of the name was in honor of Charles I of England. Nicknamed the Palmetto
State, The capital is Columbia. Mottos: "Prepared in Mind and Resources" and "While
I Breathe, I Hope." Total area: 30,225 Sq. miles.
- The State
Capitol, in Columbia, SC. Located in uptown Columbia, the State House is the
location of both the Governor's Office and the General Assembly and is the center of
state government. Begun in 1855, the building was not completed until after 1900.
The building withstood shelling by Sherman's Army during the War between the
- The State House. Here is another photo of
the State House.
- The Governor's Mansion, built in 1855 as
officer's barracks of the Arsenal Academy, it is the only building of the school
to escape Sherman's burning. Landscaped and remodeled, the building is
now a showplace for tourists.
- The Boylston House, located within the
Governor's Mansion is the restored house, c. 1830. The house and gardens
are now available to the public for private receptions, meetings, and other
- Hilton Head Island, SC with twelve miles of gentle
sloping, sandy beaches is considered one of the world's finest vacation resorts.
Hilton Head Island, composed of 42 square miles, offers everything from a rich
history of piracy and plantations to golf courses, tennis facilities and nature
preserves. A close up photo of the
lighthouse and marina is one of my favorites. If there is a sailboat in the
picture, it's a good picture! (lol)
Airport. One of the prettiest gardens located on any airport of any size is
in front of the modern Greenville-Spartanburg terminal.
- Greenville, SC sits at the foot of Paris Mountain
and is home of some of the world's largest corporations including textiles and
construction. Greenville is also noted for its cultural achievements and houses
one of the most important collections of religious art in America. The County is
part of the old Cherokee lands that were deeded
to South Carolina in 1777 and named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene of
the Revolutionary fame or named for an earlier settler, Isaac Green.
Main Street has been 'remodeled' and is tree lined.
Greenville is the industrial center of the Piedmont and stands on the hills
near the falls of the Ready River. The Reedy River
Falls Historic Park is located at
the west end of Main Street. It is the attractive success of the Carolina Foothills
Club. The home in the photo was built in 1894 by W.E.Touchstone, now called Falls
serves as a fine restaurant and art gallery.
Weekend Aloft is one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the United States.
- Caesar's Head State Park, SC . A view showing the
Greenville Watershed and Table Rock State Park in the background. The
juts from the mountainside 1,200 feet above the Saluda River Valley. The
formation in the foreground in both photos is known as Caesar's Mouth. Can you
this view from Caesar's Head State Park?
- Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway is actually State Highway 11.
Representatives from five counties are developing a plan to preserve and enhance
the highway. You will find locations on this 'map' for:
Oconee State Park, Devil's Fork
State Park, Keowee Toxaway State Park, Caesar's Head State Park, Table Rock State Park,
Jones Gap State Park, and Paris Mountain State Park. Wayside
near Cleveland, SC is one of dozens of beautiful waterfalls in South Carolina.
- Blue Ridge Beauty. This photo shows a section of
The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (State Highway 11), "presenting the
Upstate at its natural best."
- Devil's Fork State Park is located off of Highway 11,
County on Lake Jocassee (500 acre site). Facilities include furnished
cottages, campsites, picnic area with shelters, park store, boat ramp, bathhouse,
and swimming area. Devil's Fork is where our daughter Kimberly and I completed
our SCUBA certification on a cold, rainy, windy, December day.
- Lake Jocassee, located in the South Carolina Mountain
Foothills, is a beautiful lake formed by the Keowee, Whitewater and Thompson Rivers
in upper Oconee County, bordered by Pickens County.
- Just below Lake Jocassee is Lake Keowee. This is a
view from the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (SC Highway 11).
- Table Rock Reservoir in Pickens County, SC, is quiet a
sight---the watershed is beautiful on a crystal clear day!
- Table Rock from Palmetto Cove enchants the visitor on an
autumn morning. Click here for a link to more
Table Rock State Park info.
- Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River is one of
America's best known wild and scenic rivers, made famous by the movie "Deliverance." The
river divides South Carolina and Georgia for more than 40 miles and drops an average of
50 feet per mile. I have rafted the river several times----very exciting!
- Eastatoe Falls in Pickens County, SC, is a perfect
setting for relaxing and enjoying the refreshing mist of the waterfall.
- Whitewater Falls is located near the state line
between South and North Carolina. This scene is of the upper falls in North Carolina
and when combined with the lower falls (in South Carolina) forms the highest cascade
- Raven Cliff Falls, one of more than 30 outstanding
cascades that are located in upper South Carolina. Raven Cliff, on Matthews Creek
in Greenville County, is a two mile walk from the highway just north of Caesars Head
State Park. The falls are over 400 feet high.
- Pretty Place,
the Fred W. Symmes Memorial Chapel is located at the Greenville, SC YMCA Camp off of
US Highway 276 between Brevard, NC and Travelers Rest, SC. This view from the
- Hartwell Dam and Lake, located between Anderson, SC and
Hartwell, Ga. The lake borders South Carolina and Georgia extending 49 miles up the
Tugaloo River and 45 miles up the Seneca River. Completed in 1963, the dam contains
56,000 acres of water and a shoreline of almost 1,000 miles. The lake is bisected by
Interstate 85. This view on a
spring day is a peaceful look at the lake. Campgrounds, parks and boating launches
cover the lake from Clemson down to the dam near Hartwell, Georgia.
- Furman University is a modern campus located in a
covered setting just north of the city and within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Founded in 1826,
the university has grown into one of the finest academic institutions in the state.
- Bob Jones University owns one of the finest and largest
collections of sacred art and rare Biblical antiquities. The University is located
near downtown Greenville.
- Peachoid: The amazing Giant
Peach is located along I-85 in Gaffney, SC. The
is actually a cleverly disquised (?) water tower. South Carolina produces more
year than any other state in the nation.
- Pumpkintown, SC is a small Pickens County
community in the Oolenoy Valley with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.
in 1743 by an old Scot from Lochlomund named Cornelius Keith, the community becomes
alive every fall during the Pumpkin Festival. Click here for more
information on the Festival.
- Cowpens National Battlefield located north of
a famous Revolutionary Battleground where American Troops under Brig. General Daniel
Morgan won a victory over the British. The battle in January, 1781 became the
second link in a chain
of events on the march to victory at Yorktown. The pattern for using militia in
this battle was
copied successfully in three later battles.
- Fort Hill, located in Clemson, SC, is the old
of South Carolina's famed statesman, John Caldwell Calhoun. Fort Hill is open to the
public. Calhoun wrote many of his famous speeches here and lived on the plantation from
1825 until his death in 1850.
- The Beattie Home is located in Greenville, SC and was
in 1834. The home was used as a private residence until 1948 when it was relocated
for the Greenville Women's Club. This beautiful home with period furnishings is listed
National Register of Historic Places.
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