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    by etfromnc Written Oct 4, 2014

    This 2.2-mile, natural surface trail offers a unique opportunity to experience the history of the Catawbas, who have resided in this area for thousands of years. Along this out and back trail, you will walk in the footsteps of South Carolina's earliest inhabitants. Beginning from the Cultural Center Trail, the Greenway Trail picks up near the Catawba River and continues waterside for 1.6 miles.
    There are a total of three trails on the Catawba Reservation that connect to each other. You are encouraged to start at the trailhead behind the Cultural Center, on a trail very aptly called the Cultural Center Trail or the Yehasuri Trail which will take you down to the river after about 0.6 miles. This section of trail hosts interpretive signage about the importance of the land to the tribe's culture as well as a Catawba dwelling, a bark house, dugout trees, story circle, and active archeological dig. Take a left when you reach the river to enter the Catawba Nation Greenway Trail. This 1.6 mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail follows alongside the river and there is an active trail along the other side of the trail. You can choose to turn off on to the Loop Trail towards the Government Center before the Greenway Trail ends by taking the Loop Trail west 0.3 miles. This out and back trail follows a well traveled route used by the earliest inhabitants of South Carolina. There are benches along the way to rest and enjoy beautiful views of the river.

    Bathrooms are located in the Cultural Center along with a gift shop and historic exhibits. Entrance is free of charge.

    Bridge along the Greenway Trail
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    • Archeology

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    by etfromnc Updated Oct 4, 2014

    On Thursday, July 1 of 2010, Rock Hill and nearby residents were invited to the grand opening of the Riverwalk Trail in York County. In a morning celebration hosted by the City of Rock Hill and the Riverwalk development company, city officials cut the official ribbon to welcome assembled cyclists, walkers and families to enjoy 2.25 miles of trail open to the public for the first time. (The Riverwalk is not a loop, so if you plan to see the entire trail, be prepared to walk 4.5 miles.) The 10-foot paved multi-use trail is the first newly constructed segment of the Carolina Thread Trail to be unveiled in the region. In the first two months after its opening, more than 9,000 visitors enjoyed the trails.
    The Carolina Thread Trail is a very ambitious plan to celebrate the time when cotton, and textile manufacuring, were king in the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. It is planned to connect greenways, waterways, and other significant points in 15 Carolina counties.

    Calm on the York County Riverwalk
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    • Cycling

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    by doug48 Updated Feb 9, 2011

    this beautiful italinate plantation house was built by john bratton jr. in 1856. this home is one of 30 historic structures in brattonsville. the town of brattonsville is listed on the national register of historic places. for more information see the attached web site.

    hightower hall slave house 18 th century cabin plantation house farm buildings
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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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