Restoration and Development

Restoration and Development (HMBD2)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.65', W 82° 24.1'

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Reedy River Falls Historic Park

The Carolina Foothills Garden Club, beginning in 1967, spearheaded efforts to reclaim the long-neglected site of Greenville's birthplace and to preserve its natural beauty along the banks of the reedy River. The City of Greenville endorsed the project and resolved to establish and maintain a park. Furman University, whose campus was once located nearby, donated the original six acres, followed by other land grants from adjoining property owners. Over the next two decades the Garden Club, in partnership with the city, continued to protect, expand and develop the area. In 1975, a small house, known today as Falls Cottage, was acquired and restored. A master development/beautification project was begun in 1990 with city and garden club funds augmented with generous support from foundations, corporations, and individuals. The park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, encompasses 26 acres with nature trails, landscaped gardens, a pond and landbridge, scenic overlooks, textile mill ruins, and historic information plaques. Love of history, appreciation for nature's beauties and a desire to preserve it all for public enjoyment have motivated the work done here...this is a place restored to life!
HM NumberHMBD2
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371849 N 3856657
Decimal Degrees34.84416667, -82.40166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.65', W 82° 24.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 39.00" N, 82° 24' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1756-1776 Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville SC 29601, US
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