“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Health & Heritage Walking Trail

Health & Heritage Walking Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 6, 2010
1. Health & Heritage Walking Trail Marker
Founded in 1790,
Pendleton was established as the judicial seat
for the Pendleton District, today known as
Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties.
This Health and Heritage Walking Trail offers
a glimpse into the past and the opportunity to
improve your health for the future. Follow the signs
and footprints for a enjoyable walk through
Pendleton's Historic District,
viewing homes dating from 1793-1844.

Erected 2009 by Pendleton Pride in Motion.
Location. 34° 39.083′ N, 82° 47′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Queen Street and Exchange Street, on the left when traveling west on East Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunter's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Pendleton (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Mill Stone (about 300 feet away); African American School Site
Health & Heritage Walking Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 6, 2010
2. Health & Heritage Walking Trail Marker
(about 600 feet away); Printer John Miller (about 600 feet away); "The Hundreds" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Green Clemson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clement Hoffman Stevens (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
Also see . . .
1. Heritage Walking Trail in Pendleton SC. Mayor Carol Burdette unveils the sign for the Heritage Walking Trail in Pendleton SC. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Pendleton Pride In Motion Heritage Walking Trail. Pendleton Pride in Motion's Powell Hickman at the dedication of the first phase of the Pendleton Health and Heritage Trail at 12:15 on Oct 3 in front of the Old Guard House on the Town Square. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
Additional comments.
1. Promoting walking for health is goal of new trail in Pendleton
by Vince Jackson
The Anderson Independent-Mail
October 3, 2009

Pendleton — A group that promotes healthy lifestyles unveiled a trail marker Saturday on the Pendleton town square.

Pendleton Pride in Motion conducted a ceremony unveiling a walking trail that is part of efforts to encourage awareness of healthy lifestyles and the health damage caused by obesity. A segment of the trail is ready for use by the public, and more work is planned.

Powell Hickman, a coordinator with Pendleton Pride in Motion, said obesity has become a huge problem in the Upstate and across the nation.

“Fully one-third of the population (nationally) is obese, and two-thirds are overweight,” he said. “Our goal is to stress exercise by encouraging walking activities. We thought if a walking tour was laid out in a historic area, like Pendleton, it would provide more interest for the participants and a firsthand view of this historic area.”

Sarah Griffin, a Clemson University health science professor, said the walking trail is an ongoing student project she has supervised for several years for her health promotion classes at the school. Students developed a trail master plan, applied for grants, and worked with local government and highway departments to pave the way for the trail’s creation. Money secured through the students’ work helped pay for the trail layout and trail markers, which when competed will guide people along about six miles of walking trails, Griffin said.

“To me the most important aspect of this program is that students are learning important skills in working with real people on a one-to-one basis,” she said.

Dubbed the Green Route, because of the green footprints that mark its progress, the trail begins at the Pendleton town square and continues toward St Paul’s Episcopal Church. The one and one-half mile trail eventually winds up back at the square, Hickman said. Officials said they hope the trail soon will link Tri-County Technical College with Veterans Park and Barrett’s Place Playground, both in Pendleton, with a loop to the historic Keese Barn in Pendleton, said Jo McConnell, a Pendleton Pride in Motion member.

The trailhead can be found by going to the area around the old guardhouse on the square in Pendleton and looking for the black-and-silver sign near the sidewalk. A mailbox with brochures will be available in the future to guide interested walkers, McConnell said.
    — Submitted April 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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