Reedy River Falls

Reedy River Falls (HM55H)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.627', W 82° 24.016'

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— Reedy River Historic Park —

The falls of the Reedy River were a power source for industry, but they were also the town's chief price in the early nineteenth century. The subject of a Cherokee myth (a brave was said to have thrown himself over the falls because of unrequited love) and of at least five published poems and several noted paintings, the falls became the favorite trysting place for young lovers as well as a resort for visitors and families. Dams above and below the falls created pools where children swam in the summer and skated in the winter. Ministers performed baptisms in them, and entrepreneurs established bath houses (with separate entrances for ladies and gentlemen; towels and soap supplied for twenty-five cents) that made use of the clear river water.
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HM NumberHM55H
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371976 N 3856613
Decimal Degrees34.84378333, -82.40026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.627', W 82° 24.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 37.62" N, 82° 24' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 91-115 Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville SC 29601, US
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