Union | Palmetto Places

Visit one of South Carolina's first Main Street revitalization projects. Take a guided tour with the owner of Merriden, an antebellum mansion turned country inn. Hear Cherokee artist Nancy Basket tell about making paper from kudzu. Stop by one of the state's oldest barbecue diners and visit beautiful Rose Hill Plantation.

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Union
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Union, South Carolina, first began as Unionville, first established in 1791. It is derived from Union Church, comprised of mainly Episcopalian and Presbyterian congregations. Union started out as a...
Union, Part 2
Episode 2

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Merridun Mansion, once an Antebellum era home, became revitalized after years of abandonment, by two retired naval officers. Merridun Mansion is now a country inn and popular tourist attraction.
Union, Part 3
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Nancy Basket, a Cherokee basket maker, discusses her family tradition of hand-making baskets. This tradition goes back generations, dating back to the days when the Cherokee territory extended into...
Union, Part 4
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The people of Union county are known for their fondness of barbeque. Union is known as the "Hash Capital of the World". Jack O'Dell, a local restaurant owner, has been in the barbeque business for...
Union, Part 5
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Rose Hill Plantation, once an 8,000 acre plantation located in Union, South Carolina, was once the home of secessionist governor William Henry Gist, one of the signers of the secession document...