315 N. Duncan Bypass
Union, SC 29379
Phone: (864) 427-5060
Fax: (864) 427-9135
Padgett's Creek Baptist Church was built in 1844 and is one of the oldest in the town. The elegant white facade stands out in the neighborhood. The structure looks like it hasn't changed over the years. Spread over 14 acres (5.67 hectares) the church also includes a cemetery. This beautiful sanctuary was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
This very large 7,054 acre State Park features two lakes and offers a variety of recreational amenities and activities such as equestrian and hiking trails, stables and a horse show ring, camping facilities, fishing, a boat launch, a store, swimming pool, tennis courts, and picnic areas. Cultural aspects of the park include the remnants of a Native American soap store quarry that was used for bowl making and is registered as a Heritage Trust Site.
Sumter National Forest, located in Clinton, SC is a beautiful area managed by the United States Forest Service. Consisting of approximately 37,7442 and three ranger districts, this area features hiking and biking trails, mountain biking, camping, canoeing, hunting, boating as well as equestrian facilities in the Long Cane Ranger District. The Andrew Pickens District is known for the breath-taking and challenging waterfalls.
With a history dating back to 1795, the Price House is a historical site in Woodruff, South Carolina near Spartanburg. This property once contained the plantation home of Thomas and Ann Price, local entrepreneurs who owned the general store, ran the post office and local tavern. Here, you can find out how the Price family made their fortune and the legacy that remains at the only standing structure that exists - the upcountry slave cabin.
In the early 1760's King George III granted land to colonists throughout the Americas and in 1765, Charles and Mary Moore built this house with slave labor upon 550-acres. Thereafter, the house and its inhabitants saw firsthand the tumult of the American Revolution. In fact, one of the most salient points about the property is that Catharine, the daughter of Charles and Mary helped the colonial revolution when she revealed the British regiment's position during the Battle of Cowpens in 1781. There are still many of the original buildings on the plantation like the barn, meat curing house, dry cellar, school, etc., and the preservation society gives tours of the mansion throughout the year, however it does have seasonal hours.
The distinguished First Presbyterian Church of Woodruff is a monumental Presbyterian church structure. It is accurately sited at 300 W. Georgia Street in Woodruff, South Carolina. The historic church building was erected in 1911 and is established on a land cover of less than one acre. It is a great representation of the Gothic Revival and the Romanesque style of architecture. The significant church site is also featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
A large selection of fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults is available at this full service library that also offers books-on-tape, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, and six public computers with Internet access. A children's storytime is held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Hot Spot Skate Park is first concrete park in the state of South Carolina. Opened on June 3, 2009, this skate park spans a total of 21,000 square feet (1950.963 square meters) of concrete featuring street skate structures as well as traditional style boarding ramps. These and other structures throughout make for some creative skate tricks. The facility is operated by Spartanburg's Park and Recreation department. Skate lessons are offered every Wednesday, and skaters must sign a liability waiver.
This historic home is believed to be the oldest house in Spartanburg's city limits. The Seay House is open to the public on the third Saturday of each month from May through October and by appointment year-round.
Built in 1851 with Gothic Revival style of architecture, the Episcopal Church of the Advent is one of the historic churches that continue to function till date. With a lot of struggle, it has strived to exist even today. The splendid exteriors and the soothing interiors of the building make it a beautiful place of worship. Regular services, including religious ceremonies are held at the church.
The history of Converse College began over 100 years ago when new settlers from the North had a dream of providing their daughters with every educational opportunity regardless of their gender. Now this women's college ranks among the top small-size liberal arts colleges in the country due to its dedication to academic and personal growth. The school's commitment to the students shows in the incredible student to teacher ratio of 10:1. The campus is rural but alive with students participating in a number of programs and activities provided on campus from the arts to athletics.
The Spartanburg County Public Library contains a huge selection of books and reference materials as well as programming activities that include storytimes for children.