Blackville Things to Do
In 1770 Nathanial Walker, An Irish trader came across an American Indian chief washing his face in the spring. After a talk with the chief Mr. Walker learned that the springs were considered sacred, and the only time the Indians used them was if they were injured or ill.
The trader saw his chance to acquire a special piece of land, Walker offered the Indians corn for the springs. Shortly after the trade, the Indians left the land never to return.
During the Revolutionary War, four British soldiers were critically wounded and left at the springs to die. Legend has it that within six months, the four returned to their garrison in Charleston in good health.
In 1944 after the land had passed through many hands, L.P. Boylston the owner, deeded the land to God, thus getting the name. It's not at all unusual to see six or seven cars there at a time getting water.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Road Trip
Miller's Bread-Basket is on the main street of Blackville, SC. This is a great spot to stop for lunch or dinner when you're driving through the area. They serve their food cafeteria style and offer the most wonderful meats, vegetables and bread! Of course their desserts are always "worth saving room for".
Favorite Dish: The last time we were there we had their fried chicken which was excellent - crispy outside and hot and tasty inside. We had the coconut cream pie for dessert which is one of my favorites at Miller's.
Blackville Off The Beaten Path
This collection is displayed on 3 floors of the historic AT&T Building in Denmark, SC.
We were absolutely amazed at the displays on each floor, and did not finish walking through all of it. One of the things for sale in there was a huge, beautiful bed that came from the Woodrow Wilson house in Augusta, Ga. This bed did not belong to the Wilson family.
We also saw a terriffic collection of Quimper that had been acquired from an estate sale in New York State. They had it displayed in an enormous piece of furniture that also was for sale. This is definitely a place to stop if you enjoy browsing through good stuff.
Located in Denmark, SC on Hwy 321.Related to:
- Road Trip