Greenwood SC was named one of the best small towns in South Carolina by Places of Values. The website said, “Greenwood, SC offers a charming small-town setting. Lots of the amenities of a larger city. From a diverse and healthy business climate to a well-developed cultural scene that includes museums, art galleries and theater.”
Lake Greenwood was named as one of the best crappie fishing lakes in South Carolina by USA Today. Known for its diversity of cover — numerous wooden docks with man-made brush piles, downed trees, logs and stumps — Lake Greenwood is one of South Carolina’s best crappie spots.
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, formerly known as Clarks Hill Lake, has been named by Lakes Online as one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation. The lake is also the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina.
Edgefield SC has been named second safest city in SC. In awarding the town this distinction it was noted that “this safe city may be small in size and population, but it’s big on offering residents a wealth of thing to do and unmatched insight into its history.”
Ninety-Six National Historic Site was the site of the first southern land battle of the Revolutionary War. Discover a critical site during the Revolutionary War as history comes alive through exhibits and tours.
Johnston, South Carolina, is known as the Peach Capital of the World and hosts the annual Peach Blossom Festival held on the first Saturday each year in May. Located in picturesque western South Carolina, Johnston was founded in 1870, and boasts all the charm of an iconic southern town.
McCormick, South Carolina, is proud to be named after Cyrus McCormick, the man who invented the reaper. The story goes back in February, 1852, William Dorn discovered the second-richest vein of gold in South Carolina history on the site of the present town of McCormick, the County Seat of McCormick County. At that time the land was owned by Dr. John Hearst, a relative of the famous family of newspaper fame. Dorn’s Mine Post Office had a dozen families living nearby when Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the reaper and “father of farm mechanization,” bought the gold mine and land for $20,000. When the mines proved to be unprofitable, he purchased stock in both the Augusta & Knoxville Railroad and the Savannah Valley Railroad and through his influence, both of them intersected on his land in McCormick. Cyrus McCormick never visited his property, but his wife Nettie took on the community as her personal social project.