Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Reede River Falls Historic Park
On the hills surrounding this site, a twenty-seven acre mill village, complete with churches, mill store and recreation grounds once served the Camperdown and Vardry Mills. Houses were built on both sides of the river. The foundations and road bed of the Vardry Mill village are still visible on the hill side behind you, between this site and the Governor's School for the Arts. Whole families, often including children as young as nine or ten years old, worked at the mill. They rented houses for $0.50 a week per room; water and lights supplied by the mill. The extension of Church Street in the late 1950's destroyed much of the once extensive mill village.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 50.6′ N, 82° 24.017′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Furman College Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Furman University (here, next to this marker); River Lodge Old Mill Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker); Vardry Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Reedy River Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cherokees (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Furman University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Furman University (about 300 feet away); Liberty Bridge (about 400 feet away); Restoration and Development (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.