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Thoroughbred Country

Thoroughbred Country

Thoroughbred Country

Thoroughbred Country

Our History...

Experience four beautiful counties in western South Carolina where yesterday is preserved for today. History from every American era is evident throughout Thoroughbred Country. Learn about Colonial Times through demonstrations in pottery, frontier trading and blacksmithing. Come explore Civil War battle sites and historic plantation homes. Visit our small, quaint towns where you will find museums rich with history and festivals that display local culture. Churches of the past and stories of the Charleston to Hamburg rail line can also be found.

Our Nature...

While history abounds, Thoroughbred Country is also a place of natural beauty. Notice the Spanish moss gracing enormous live oak trees. Take in the local flora and fauna at a sanctuary. Ponder over the unusual elliptical phenomenon known as a Carolina Bay. Hike through an urban forest or let the elegance of a local garden carry you to another time. If you desire more active recreation, then paddle the longest free-flowing, blackwater river in the world. Cool off with a drink from the Healing Springs, whose waters are believed to have curative powers.

Our Shopping...

"Shopper’s Paradise" would also be an accurate description of this diverse region. Here you can shop for antiques and local crafts, like locally-thrown pottery or Mennonite quilts. Art galleries including that of a nationally-known artist is also here.

Our Food...

Take a break from your adventures and enjoy our cuisine from roadside stands, cozy cafes, freshly-baked Mennonite goods, full-scale dining as well as everything in between. Of course, we still have your Southern favorites such as barbecue, grits, collards and fried chicken.

And Rest...

After a day of experiencing our history, our nature, our shopping and our food, rest at a quaint bed and breakfast or a historic hotel.