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Historical Markers in Conestee, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Greenville County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Greenville County, SC (377) Abbeville County, SC (74) Anderson County, SC (173) Laurens County, SC (53) Pickens County, SC (148) Spartanburg County, SC (128) Henderson County, NC (78) Polk County, NC (24) Transylvania County, NC (41)  GreenvilleCounty(377) Greenville County (377)  AbbevilleCounty(74) Abbeville County (74)  AndersonCounty(173) Anderson County (173)  LaurensCounty(53) Laurens County (53)  PickensCounty(148) Pickens County (148)  SpartanburgCounty(128) Spartanburg County (128)  HendersonCountyNorth Carolina(78) Henderson County (78)  PolkCounty(24) Polk County (24)  TransylvaniaCounty(41) Transylvania County (41)
Greenville is the county seat for Greenville County
Conestee is in Greenville County
      Greenville County (377)  
ADJACENT TO GREENVILLE COUNTY
      Abbeville County (74)  
      Anderson County (173)  
      Laurens County (53)  
      Pickens County (148)  
      Spartanburg County (128)  
      Henderson County, North Carolina (78)  
      Polk County, North Carolina (24)  
      Transylvania County, North Carolina (41)  
 
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1South Carolina (Greenville County), Conestee — Beaver at Lake Conestee
Beaver (Castor canadensis) inhabited the Conestee area long before the arrival of Europeans in the 18th century. Their numerous dams throughout the Park have inundated much of the former lake bed, creating wetlands which provide habitat . . . Map (db m15935) HM
2South Carolina (Greenville County), Conestee — Lake Conestee in Transition
At its largest, Lake Conestee's water surface covered about 130 acres - the area inside the colored boundaries shown on the four aerial photos. This original lake was created when the current dam at the mill was constructed about 1892. As the City . . . Map (db m15932) HM
3South Carolina (Greenville County), Conestee — McBee Chapel
Was built in 1841 at the request of Alexander McBee son of Vardry McBee founder of Conestee, S.C. This building was designed and laidout by John Adams, Vardry McBee's millwright. Mr. Adams designed the church in an octagonal shape so as to . . . Map (db m9395) HM
4South Carolina (Greenville County), Conestee — 23-59 — McBee Chapel / McBee Methodist Church
(front) McBee Chapel This church is notable for its unusual octagonal form. It was built by John Adams for workers at the nearby McBee’s Factory, a complex owned by Vardry McBee (1775-1864), the industrialist often called “the . . . Map (db m198264) HM
5South Carolina (Greenville County), Conestee — Reedy River Factory
1820 The South preferred to send its raw cotton to New England for spinning and weaving when Vardry McBee and his Mill Right John Adams built this Dam at Conestee to power a paper wood and cotton mill. The mill supplied the news print for the . . . Map (db m12166) HM
 
 
 
 
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Dec. 10, 2022