Gaffney | Palmetto Places

Come to the land of the Peachoid! Visit the campus of Limestone College and a veterans' museum. Learn about "The Old Iron District", and view a collection of vintage photographs. Look in tiny Possum Trot School, and time-travel to the Battle of Cowpens.

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Gaffney, Part 1
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In this first segment, Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Gaffney, South Carolina. Gaffney is popular for its mineral deposits, attracting settlers to the area since the late 1700s. Gaffney...
Gaffney, Part 2
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Founded in 1845, Limestone College was originally a Baptist seminary, and was the first institution of higher learning for women in South Carolina. Today, it is a four year, coeducational liberal arts...
Gaffney, Part 3
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The Battle of Cowpens, a decisive battle of the American Revolution, took place here on January 17, 1781. Leading the American patriots was Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, against the British, under...
Gaffney, Part 4
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Artifacts from America’s conflicts, from the American Revolution, to Operation: Desert Storm can be found here. The purpose of the museum is not to glorify war, but to honor those who served, and gave...
Gaffney, Part 5
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Possum Trot was a typical field school, supported by farming families living close-by. Joanna Angle discusses what going to school was like during the school’s days of operation.
Gaffney, Part 6
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Gaffney takes peaches seriously. Not only is Gaffney the home of the South Carolina Peach Festival, but its million gallon water storage tank is also in the shape of a giant peach.