Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
These extra wide porches, used for entertaining and enjoyment of he cool breezes, are called piazzas.
Seen on every piazza is a joggling board. In this country, the joggling board got its start in Charleston in 1803. By lightly bouncing, they were used to settle the "inners" after eating. The effect was the same as burping a baby.
On a more romantic note, the board played a key role in the courting ritual. The couple would state a date by sitting at opposite ends of the board. As they lightly bounced while talking, they gradually moved to the middle. In the middle is the only time the couple could kiss, but it also signified the end of the date.
Children used the board as a trampoline and seesaw.
Location. 34° 40.717′ N, 82° 45.4′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from Old Greenville Highway (State Highway 88). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2725 Old Greenville Highway, Pendleton SC 29670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured Ashtabula (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnard Elliott Bee (approx. 2.2 miles away); Clement Hoffman Stevens (approx. 2.2 miles away); Thomas Green Clemson (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Green Clemson (approx. 2.2 miles away); John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway (approx. 2.3 miles away); African American School Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Printer John Miller (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pendleton (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hunter's Store (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
Also see . . .
1. Joggline Board. A joggling or jostling board is a long, pliable board that is supported on each end by wooden stands. (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Ashtabula. Ashtabula is a plantation house at 2725 Old Greenville Highway near Pendleton in Anderson County, South Carolina, USA. (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Entertainment
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.