Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
An archery range was one of the planned recreational features when the Civilian Conservation Corps designed the park in 1936. Eventually laid out between here and the Sulphur Springs parking lot, the course began with a posted diagram and instructions.
Targets - made of tightly woven excelsior bales - were arrayed along a path. Each station had a choice of markers from which to shoot; shooting from the marker further away from the target earned more points than shooting from a closer-in position.
Archers brought their own bows and arrows, and if they wanted a bull's eye to aim at, they brought a target cloth to place over the bales.
On this archery range, the longest distance from which to shoot at a target was some twenty yards.
Archery was a popular sport and a local club helped to maintain this course.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 34° 56.183′ N, 82° 23.2′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from State Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Paris Mountain State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 State Park Drive, Greenville SC 29609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Getting Water from Here to There (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Original Water Filter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sulphur Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barracks in the Woods (approx. half a mile away); Open to the Sky (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickle?" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Life for Old Bathhouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
More about this marker. It is the 15th marker in the park's Wayside Marker's Trail.
Also see . . .
1. Paris Mountain State Park. A renovated historic bathhouse serves as the new hub of activities at popular Paris Mountain State Park. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Paris Mountain State Park. Paris Mountain State Park is a park located north of Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Paris Mountain State Park Historic District. Paris Mountain is significant for its association with the establishment and development of a system of state parks in South Carolina. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men, focused on natural resource conservation from 1933 to 1942. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Sports •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.