York | Palmetto Places

Linger for a while in this place many call the Charleston of the upcountry and discover the circus that once wintered here. Walk the battlefield at Kings Mountain and meet a slave woman at Historic Brattonsville. Travel to the workshop of master furniture maker John Leake.

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York
Episode 1

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A group of Pennsylvanians came to this location around 1757 and started settling the land around a stagecoach tavern. This community of small farmers flourished, and the village became the county seat...
York, Part 2
Episode 2

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Kings Mountain National Military Park preserves the site of one of the bitterest battles during the American Revolution: the Battle of Kings Mountain; an engagement pitting colonial militia versus...
York, Part 3
Episode 3

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The Brattonsville National Historic District is the site of a plantation where visitors can travel back in time through the social and economic evolution of the Bratton family, and the surrounding...
York, Part 4
Episode 4

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In this segment, we meet furniture maker extraordinaire John Leake. Inspired by Brattonsville’s beautifully crafted antique furniture, Leake talks about crafting his own furnishings.