Its all pines and hardwoods up both sides of the river without so much as a house or highrise in sight i joined a group of kayakers last weekend on a float trip two miles up the river. The historic town of lexington, south carolina is a direct descendant of the old royal township of saxe gotha. Historic buildings, lookout points and resting benches make this park and interesting and relaxing way to enjoy the broad river. Collection and recycling centers county of lexington. Broad river electric charities has provided 3,000 book bags to elementary students across the upstate of south carolina. Browse locations near you or by category, right here. The state record is 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was taken in 2001. Cherokee county court house gaffney, sc 2008 in 1803, michael gaffney established a store where two indian trails crossed, the current intersection of the highways u. Logan, 1887 creek church is situated in union county, s. Explores the french broad river, flowing north between the blue ridge and the. For other rivers with the same name, see broad river disambiguation.
Ledger, 18701898 and, at that time based on an early 1870s county map, they rebuilt at the current location of todays bridge. North of the broad river south carolina digital library. The broad river riverfront park and historic columbia canal. The broad river notebook print magazine january 1, 2000 by broad river basin historical society author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. A former staffer with the miami herald, marie moved to sc in 1992. The broad river notebook broad river basin historical society on. The expedition produced the earliest written historical records of the area, which was part of the regional cofitachequi chiefdom.
Chappell this collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information regarding fairfield county, south carolina, including families who settled in the region, as well as related lines in charleston, orangeburg county, richland county, and elsewhere in south. When paddling down the broad river, rarely do you run into another human being. The broad river might run through the middle of columbia, but youd never know it paddling along a. History left a definite mark in this volcanic spot in. Located in the upper piedmont region of south carolina, fairfield county, with its rolling hills and fertile valleys, is wellknown for its picturesque scenery. Plan of the battle of honey hill, south carolina, november. The story of the french broad river is the story of the american river.
Beautiful gated community right on the broad river. Broad river cottage 15389v2 house plan 15389v2 design. Department of archives and history, the state archaeologist, and myself, all take part in the story. This township was 1 of 11 established in 1735 by the colonial government of king george ii to. The broad river between the hwy 2 access point in peak and i20 is spectacular. Upcoming events state of south carolina department of. Meetings are held on the second monday of each quarter. Map shows rebel forces protecting the railroad while union forces, the 127th ny under gen. The broad river begins in the blue ridge mountains of north carolina, enters south carolina in cherokee county, and continues through the state until it merges with the saluda river in richland county to form the congaree river. United statessouth carolina broad river jasper county and beaufort county scale ca. Broad river, south carolina cherokee york county, south carolina route 18 bridge to south carolina route 211 bridge section road map. Members of the group, several of whom hailed from an area around the broad river.
Book a fully furnished efficiencyapartment style room. The very next time youre traveling on interstate 26 to the west of columbia, think about volcanoes as you pass by the broad river. The coosawhatchie river flows into the broad river at the head. This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information. Broad river smallmouth bass live up to reputation tideline. In south carolina, smallmouth bass were first stocked experimentally in the broad river drainage in york and cherokee counties. Fairforest church and its branches about 1759 or 1760 mr. North of the broad river, the land and the people buford s. Map for broad river, south carolina, white water, south. The broad river bridge company was not reformed until 1870 according to. Members of the group, several of whom hailed from an area around the broad river in north georgia, helped establish huntsville and montgomery. This 11mile, manmade saltwater lagoon is one of the islands bestkept fishing secrets. Location is incredible 7 minutes to the vista, 10 minutes to harbison. A point of pride here at broad river is our 2015 south carolina department of education palmetto gold award for overall academic performance, as well as our palmetto silver award for.
An important factor in the growth and development of petersburg was the existence of two rival townslisbon, founded by virginian zachariah lamar in 1786, just across the broad river in lincoln county, and vienna, founded about 1795, on the opposite side of the savannah river in south carolina. Over 40 schools and community centers in spartanburg, union and cherokee counties received book. Broad river, river in north carolina and south carolina, u. This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information regarding fairfield county, south carolina. Youth at djjs broad river road complex will step into the spotlight this friday, october 18th, to compete for the titles of mr. Over 40 schools and community centers in spartanburg, union and cherokee counties received book bags the week before the academic year began on august 20.
The volumes include transcriptions of letters and account books and excerpts from other. The community of bat cave is a land of tall mountain peaks that tower above the gorge created by the broad river. Unlike other counties established at the same time, chesters dimensions have never been altered, and its distinct rectangular shape is unique among south carolina counties. Lexington history the historic town of lexington, south carolina is a direct descendant of the old royal township of saxe gotha. Devaux neck is formed by the tulfinny river and coosawatchie river as they branch off the broad river. Native americans described the french broad s fast moving rapids. Nearby cities include cayce, west columbia, blythewood, irmo, and lexington. It refers to an alliance of relatives and friends who dominated alabama politics in the territorial and early statehood periods. It joins coosaw river channel northeast and continues southeast to the atlantic ocean as port royal. University of south carolina scholar commons research manuscript series archaeology and anthropology, south carolina institute of 81971 archeological survey along the broad river near. The earliest settlers called it the french broad because it was the broad river in the french territory. Available data for this site click to hide stationspecific text current shiftadjusted rating in tabseparated. Broad river fishing pier as one of the only beaufort, sc fishing piers, this angling hot spot is a must. Mulkey led a group of thirteen from deep river in north carolina to broad river.
The parr hydroelectric project is located in central south carolina along the broad river in eastern newberry county and western fairfield. Finding the columbia broad river ferries and bridges. Map shows the confederate earthworks, as well as the location of union forces at honey hill near grahamville, in jasper county, s. This list is arranged by drainage basin, from north to south, with respective tributaries indented under each larger streams name. The annual blooming of the the rocky shoals spider lily is an event to mark on your. His influence runs through the history of many of the early baptist churches of the back country. Columbia is the capital and secondlargest city of the u. The peninsula is crossed by the charleston and savannah railroad. There are a mix of condos, single family homes and townhouses. It is situated a few miles from smiths ford, on main broad river, and has a membership of 79 persons.
An important factor in the growth and development of petersburg was the existence of two rival townslisbon, founded by virginian zachariah lamar in 1786, just across the broad river in lincoln county, and vienna, founded about 1795, on the opposite side of the savannah river. Situated in the rolling hills of south carolinas eastern piedmont, chester is bounded on the east by the catawba river and on the west by the broad river. In the mid1700s, when everything west of columbia was frontier, a group of german settlers, many of them armed with land grants from the english crown, laid claim to the land between the forks of the saluda and broad rivers. From the longest running clock in america to colonial buildings, the county has many historical attractions. News archive south carolina department of juvenile justice. History of the broad river development from henderson island to.
It joins coosaw river channel northeast and continues southeast to the atlantic ocean as port royal sound s. Blue dot put in, red dot take out above map supplied by wanan w. The broad river fishing pier has been recently renovated to provide a wide variety of amenities for fishermen including public restrooms, lighting after dark, parking, and more. South carolina local history south carolina research resources. Orangeburg county, richland county, and elsewhere in south carolina. Broad river genealogical society shelby north carolina.
Order online tickets tickets see availability directions location. The broad river group is a term coined by historian j. Chester county, south carolina genealogy familysearch. History left a definite mark at this one fascinating spot in south carolina. Smalllmouth bass fishing on the broad river, south carolina.
This institution provides housing for general population. The three rivers greenway in columbia is the perfect spot to see these rivers come together. Broad river township 1850 atlantic dr columbia, sc real. Dec 05, 2015 the 10 happiest countries to live in the world 2019 seen as the worlds safest countries duration. The broad river is a tidal channel in beaufort and jasper counties, south carolina. Historic columbia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving. North of the broad river, the land and the people buford. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. Columbia sits on hills overlooking the congaree, saluda and broad rivers. Unlike other counties established at the same time. Smallmouth bass arent native to south carolina waters. Spartanburg county, south carolina genealogy genealogy.
Pbss history detectives comes to columbia to investigate the broad river civil war bridge story. Carolina riverboats and rivers is a unique book, as important to local. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the states many natural treasures from the lowcountry to the upstate. The south carolina department of natural resources online services. The state of north carolina first established smallmouth bass in the broad river drainage, stocking the popular gamefish from 1941 to 1985. Check out the history of each of south carolinas counties, including the cities that. His store flourished and soon a resort hotel was built near limestone springs. Broad river basin historical society home facebook. South carolina water data support team page last modified. This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical. But a few miles beyond rutherfordton, the grand prospect bursts upon vision, wrote early travel guide henry e. Parc at broad river 337 sc128, beaufort, south carolina 29906 rated 3. Guide to chester county, south carolina genealogy ancestry, family history. Accepted at 1 ball park, 2 bush river, 3 chapin, 4 edmund, 5 sandhills, and 6 southeast collection and recycling centers no plastic bags, nonbiodegradable containers, trash tree branches.
Richland library resources and the history of columbias waterways. Broad river cottage 15389 house plan 15389 design from. Records of the broad river bridge company, columbia, s. Our students are challenged every day by rigorous classroom instruction delivered by a topnotch teaching staff. Department of archives and history, 8301 parklane road, columbia sc 29223. They were introduced into the broad river and lake jocassee in the early 1980s. Archeological survey along the broad river near leeds. An iron works was established at cherokee ford on the broad river. The history of columbia dates to 1786, when the south carolina.
Department of archives and history, 8301 parklane road, columbia sc 29223 brief description. Its role was to book and manage concerts and events in the opera house for the city. A sc colonial militia stone fort on the savannah river at the old townsite of vienna, opposite the mouth of the broad river near the end of presentday county road 91. The broad river is a principal tributary of the congaree river, about 150 miles 240 km long, in western north carolina and northern south carolina in the united states. The broad river might run through the middle of columbia, but youd never know it paddling along a stretch of the waterway just a few miles from the state capitol. The channel flows between the mainland on the west and port royal and parris islands on the east. All rivers in south carolina drain to the atlantic ocean. This is a great place to walk on its 2 12 mile trail, much of it paved. The daily maximum and minimum gageheight and discharge values after september 30, 2019 are no longer being displayed on nwisweb for most stations in south carolinanorth carolina.398 617 762 1578 814 193 821 208 1418 359 1231 56 1470 1267 452 1502 929 1163 957 1473 663 463 341 729 538 482 399 702 77 157 1349 1222 936 679 742 779 870 1323 455 1179 654 1252 738