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The Original Water Filter

 
 
The Original Water Filter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 14, 2009
1. The Original Water Filter Marker
Inscription.
A watershed is the land that drains into a body of water. The land in front of you is a forested watershed. That's important because rain falling on a dirt road will end up as a mud puddle, but rain falling on a forested slope will end up as clear streams.

This land is also a protected watershed. That's important because rain falling on developed land can pick up chemicals, animal waste and other trash, but rain falling on underdeveloped land stays free of contaminants. That's why Greenville's 19th-century leaders set aside this land to guarantee clean water.
 
Location. 34° 55.917′ N, 82° 23.067′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Paris Mountain State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 State Park Road, Greenville SC 29609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sulphur Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks in the Woods (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bull's Eye! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Getting Water from Here to There (approx. 0.4 miles away); The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain
The Original Water Filter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 14, 2009
2. The Original Water Filter Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Open to the Sky (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickle?" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Life for Old Bathhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
More about this marker. It is the 10th 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.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Sulphur Springs image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 14, 2009
3. Sulphur Springs
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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