Thursday, April 7, 2016

South Carolina Driving Tours-- Part 1: The Scenic Route and Where America Was Won

From Discover South Carolina Official Vacation Guide.

Several different driving tours available in-state.

THE SCENIC ROUTE

Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway on SC-11.  Rolls for 112 miles through the state's Upcountry.  Start in the north from Gaffney.  see the Blue Ridge Escarpment where there are dozens of waterfalls and miles of trails.

WHERE AMERICA WAS WON

South Carolina is the site of more than 200 Revolutionary War engagements.  You can go from the first shots in 1776 to the battle that many say led to the british surrender.

Start your journey at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island by Charleston.  British warships fired on the American fort here in 1776.  Col. William Moultrie and his troops fought it off in a palmetto-log structure.  It was later abandoned and destroyed by hurricanes.  A brick Fort Moultrie now stands on the site.

More to Come.  --RoadDog

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