Map showing the areas covered by the Upcountry Land Grant Project. This collection was originally created by the Union County Historical Foundation / Union Co Museum in 1976. Researchers are indebted to Dan E. Collins of Whitmire, S.C. for his extensive knowledge and help in this project. Others who played vital roles are: Robert Mm Duncan and Col. Wm. J. Whitener.
Postcard image of the dam. Courtesy of the AFLLC Collection – 2018
Great Falls power plant. Image courtesy of the AFLLC Collection – 2017. One of the nearly 1,000 historic addresses in Chester County to explore on the pages of Roots and Recall!
The Rev. Architbald Whyte of York County, had numerous congregations. One was in Chester Co., S.C., from which he directed the tar and feather of abolitionist minister, the Rev. Kendall in Fairfield Co., S.C.
Chester County Court House – Courtesy of the Chester Library
1910 – Corner location of the Carolina Inn layout.
Old Catholic Presbyterian Church – 2012
Catholic Congregation Church is situated about fifteen miles southeast of Chester County Court-house near the dividing ridge between the Great and Little Rocky Creek. The archives of the General Assembly state that the Rev. William Richardson organized this church in May, 1759; and he also gave it its name, hoping perhaps it might embrace all the Presbyterian brotherhood of that section whether they were of the original church or the Reformed. It is said that Mr. Richardson told the congregation that if they built a house of worship he would preach for them on a week-day, his Sabbaths being already taken up under orders of the Presbytery. The meeting house was accordingly built, a log structure with hewn puncheons; and Mr. Richardson preached to them on Mondays once every three months. (Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
Sicily Caroline Mobley – Atkinson 1796-1880 (of this house), Col. S. W. Mobley 1799-1899, Dr. Isaiah Mobley 1804-1859, David Mabry Mobley 1808-1866, and Biggers Mobley 1809-1870, were the children of Edward Mobley (1770-1839) and Mary Poole Mabry – Mobley (1775-1848). Courtesy of M.B. Bussell – 2019
Gibbs – Saye Home of Chester, SC
Image taken of the Osborne home in the 1980’s
Home of Edwin R. Mills prior to moving to Rock Hill after the Civil War.
Historic Cornwell Inn in Chester County, S.C.
“In 1849-1850 the railroad was graded here. The contract for the part running through Blackstock was given Dr. J.L. Douglas, who did the work by slave labor from his own plantation, under High Bruce as overseer. The road was completed about the first of July, 1851. When the first train ran as far north as Blackstock, the whole country for miles around gathered to see it. It is said that there were at least a thousand people gathered to see it when it rolled in, and they immediately gathered around it for a general inspection.”
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982)
“On the street or public road leading from the courthouse on the hill towards Yorkville there stood next to the residence of John Rosborough, now occupied by the surviving daughters of James Graham, the following residences, viz.: the residence of Jefferson Clark where the present courthouse stands: next, a small house in which my mother lived after my father’s death, where Patterson’s law office is; next, a house occupied by Angus Nicholson on the north corner of the present street leading to the Presbyterian Church, which street did not then exist; next, a house owned by Mrs. Terry and converted into a school house, where Mrs. Ann Foster kept a school — subsequently the residence of Dr. A. P. Wylie.”
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982 – Joshua Hilary Hudson’s Recollections)
Image taken in 2014 by R&R