Center Church

Anderson County
6645 West Oak Highway, Westminster, SC 29693
864-710-1568 or 864-972-3462
Interior- Call for appointment

A quaint, historic Foothills church built in the late 1800's, Center Methodist Church, or "Center Church" perfectly represents the simplicity and beauty of late 19th century Appalachian architecture. The churchyard also features a historic cemetery dating to the mid-1800's, which includes veterans from the Civil War to WWII. The newly restored interior is open to visitors during the traditional Christmas Eve Service at 11am.
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Central Community Center

Pickens County
714 W. Main St., Central, SC 29630
Exterior viewing only

Formerly the Central African-American School (1925-1957), the building is available as a meeting space.
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Cherokee Foothills Visitor Center (Highway 11) – Table Rock State Park

Pickens County
158 E. Ellison Lane, Pickens, SC 29671
864-878-9813
Website
Open daily 9am-5pm except holidays

Many of the Table Rock State Park lodges and other structures assembled by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) remain standing and are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Hunter’s Store

Anderson County
125 E. Queen Street, P.O. Box 565, Pendleton, SC 29670
864-646-3782 or 800-862-1795
Website
M-F 9am-4:30pm Year-Round

1850 General Store in Pendleton Historic District, headquarters of Lake Hartwell Country (Pendleton District Commission), a regional tourism promotion agency for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. Includes the Regional Visitors Center and the Local and Family History Archives.
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Jennie Erwin Carnegie Library

Anderson County
318 Shirley Avenue, Honea Path, SC 29654
Website
864-369-7751

Honea Path is the smallest town in South Carolina to be awarded an Andrew Carnegie Foundation grant to build a library, which opened in 1908. This historic building was restored and expanded in 1998.
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Jocasse Gorges Visitor Center

Pickens County
108 Residence Drive, Sunset, SC 29685
864-868-2605
Website
Daily 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm

The Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center houses exhibits about the region's amazing natural diversity, its importance as a scientific research destination, the history of the people who lived here in the past and features a three-dimensional topographic map of the region.
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McKinney Chapel

Pickens County
1655 Cleo Chapman Rd., The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards Community, Sunset, SC 29685
864-868-4897 or 864-868-2555
Website
Tours available by appointment

Nestled into the Cliffs Community, this 1891 chapel was built deep into the Eastatoe Valley. Old burial grounds contain the graves of many area pioneers and slaves.
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Oconee State Park CCC Buildings

Oconee County
624 State Park Road, Mountain Rest, SC 29664
864-638-5353
Website

Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, several of the original buildings are still in use, and the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Oconee Station State Historic Site/Richards House

Oconee County
500 Oconee Station Road, Walhalla, SC 29691
864-638-0079
Website
Open for tours Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm, and by appointment.

Oconee Station is a stone blockhouse that was used as an Indian Territory outpost, built ca. 1792. The two-story brick house nearby, built by trader William Richards in 1805, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Old Pickens Presbyterian Church

Oconee County
300 Old Pickens Church Rd., Seneca, SC 29672
864-878-9966
Website
Sunday 2:30p-5:00p, May-Oct.
Group tours available by appointment.

The 1850 church building is the only remaining structure on the site of the town of Pickens Courthouse, the seat of government for Pickens District until 1868, when it was divided into the present day Pickens County and Oconee County. Three Revolutionary War cemeteries surround the church. In 1868 the Courthouse and several residences were disassembled and moved to the new town of Pickens. The church is available for weddings.
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Old Stone Church

Pickens County
101 Stone Circle, Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-2061
Website
Exterior viewing only except by appointment

A field stone construction dating from 1797-1802, this church was built for the Presbyterian congregation called “Hopewell”. General Andrew Pickens and Col. Robert Anderson worshipped here and are buried in the adjoining cemetery. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Old Pickens Presbyterian Church

Oconee County
300 Old Pickens Church Rd., Seneca, SC 29672
864-878-9966
Website
Sunday 2:30p-5:00p, May-Oct.
Group tours available by appointment.

The 1850 church building is the only remaining structure on the site of the town of Pickens Courthouse, the seat of government for Pickens District until 1868, when it was divided into the present day Pickens County and Oconee County. Three Revolutionary War cemeteries surround the church. In 1868 the Courthouse and several residences were disassembled and moved to the new town of Pickens. The church is available for weddings.
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Silver Spring Baptist Church

Anderson County
Jackson Street, Pendleton, SC 29670
864-646-3387
Exterior viewing only.

In 2008 this ca. 1874 African-American church was rebuilt as a community cultural center. The historic structure is available for event rentals.
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Southern Railway Passenger Station, Westminster Depot

Oconee County
129 Main St., Westminster, SC 29693
Website

The rail line was one of the principle reasons for the growth and development of the town of Westminster. The station is one of the town’s oldest buildings, having served as a gathering place and center of activity for this small community, today it operates as the home of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce.
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Strom Thurmond Institute & Special Collections

Pickens County

230 Kappa St., Clemson University Campus, Clemson, SC 29634
Special Collections: 864-656-3031
Strom Thurmond Institute: 864-656-4700
Website
M-F 8am-4:30pm; closed University holidays

This site consists of two levels of exhibits and displays. The lower level of the building has changing special exhibits highlighting material from Clemson University Library’s Special Collections division. The upper level contains the Thurmond Institute with displays on Strom Thurmond’s life and career.
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Stumphouse Tunnel Park & Issaqueena Falls

Oconee County
150 Stumphouse Tunnel Rd., Walhalla, SC 29691
864-638-4343
Daily 10a-5p except Christmas & severe weather
Website

Launched in the 1850s as part of a plan to link the South to the Midwest by rail, the tunnel was never completed. Its constant 50 degrees and high humidity made it perfect for curing bleu cheese, for which Clemson University used it for many years. Issaqueena Falls, named for the Indian maiden of legend, is also located at the tunnel park.
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Timms Mill

Anderson Country
150 Timms Mill Road, Pendleton, SC 29670
864-261-3366
Website
david@timmsmill.com
Tours by appointment

Still producing grits and cornmeal, this privately owned gristmill, established in 1784 by Isaac Timms, was moved to this site in 1898 and restored in 2004.
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Table Rock Lodge

Pickens County

246 Table Rock State Park Road, Pickens, SC
158 E. Ellison Lane, Pickens, SC 29671
864-878-9813
Website
Open daily 9 am-5 pm except holidays

A carefully restored Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) era facility the Lodge at Table Rock State Park gives visitors a commanding view of Table Rock Mountain. The building can be rented for meetings, weddings, reunions and other gatherings. "Music on the Mountain", a bluegrass jam session, is held monthly at the Table Rock Lodge.
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Yoder’s at Meece Mill

Pickens County

1054 Meece Mill Road, Pickens, SC 29671
864-878-2608
Website
Tours and groups by appointment

Although this mill no longer produces grits, flour and meal, it has been preserved as a peaceful creek side retreat. It was originally constructed in the 1800’s, reconstructed in 1930, then in operation until about 1964. Call to make reservations for delicious homemade barbecue, barbeque sauce, and rolls.
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