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High Shoals

 
 
High Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
1. High Shoals Marker
Inscription.
2.9 miles south on Rocky River
Anderson Water, Light, & Power Co.,
organized in 1894 by
William C. Whitner,
was successful the next year
in transmitting electricity over
the distance of six miles
to Anderson.
This achievement was a herald
of the industrial revolution
in the South.

 
Erected 1956 by Anderson County Historical Association. (Marker Number 4-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Anderson County Historical Association/Society marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.999′ N, 82° 36.252′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Lake Road and Belton Highway (U.S. 178), on the right when traveling east on Broadway Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson SC 29621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Silver Brook Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mrs. J.D. Chapman (approx. 2 miles away); Old Silverbrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); In Honor and Remembrance
High Shoals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 23, 2008
2. High Shoals Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); The Greeley Institute (approx. 2.3 miles away); Anderson Boys' High School (approx. 2.5 miles away); McDuffie High School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Anderson County Courthouse Annex Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); University Hill (approx. 2.7 miles away); William Law Watkins (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Church Whitner. Statue and marker dedicated to Whitner and his work in producing electricity for Anderson. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Rocky River (South Carolina). The Rocky River is a tributary of the Savannah River in the U.S. state of South Carolina. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. South Carolina Whitewater - Rocky River, Anderson County. The starting location is a short drive from Anderson, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Crybaby Bridge.
High Shoals on Rocky River image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 26, 2009
3. High Shoals on Rocky River
Crybaby Bridge is a nickname given to some bridges. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. History of the City of Anderson Water System. The City of Anderson, doing business as Electric City Utilities, has a history that dates back well over a century. (Submitted on October 7, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Picnics and a Small Zoo
Early in this century one of the most popular spots in the vicinity of Anderson was High Shoals on Rocky River. The old water mill, then in operation, was a big attraction; and out in the river the huge rocks were big enough to hold a picnic party. About 1920 the mill was operating six days a week and the owner, the late W.L. Brissey, made something of a showplace of the area, adding a small zoo and a pavilion. (Source: Sketches of Anderson County, The Anderson Tricentennial Committee, 1969.)
    — Submitted August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Anderson's "Cry Baby" Bridge
High Shoals Road crosses the Rocky River at the high shoals point. The bridge which crosses the river is known by locals as Cry Baby Bridge. The
Rocky River image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 26, 2009
4. Rocky River
local legend (which is repeated in nearly every county in South Carolina) tells of a woman and her infant who died in a car crash off the bridge. By crossing the bridge halfway and repeating a chant, one can hear a baby cry, or a woman scream, or see a ghostly car pass. The story of Cry Baby Bridge has certainly reached urban legend status. (Source: Wikipedia.)
    — Submitted January 3, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
Present High Shoals Road Bridge -<br>Crossing Rocky River image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 26, 2009
5. Present High Shoals Road Bridge -
Crossing Rocky River
Original High Shoals Road Bridge -<br>Adjacent to Present Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 26, 2009
6. Original High Shoals Road Bridge -
Adjacent to Present Bridge
Original High Shoals Road Bridge -<br>Adjacent to Present Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 26, 2009
7. Original High Shoals Road Bridge -
Adjacent to Present Bridge
Original High Shoals Road Bridge -<br>Adjacent to Present Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, November 26, 2009
8. Original High Shoals Road Bridge -
Adjacent to Present Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,053 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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