Farmer's Hall in Pendleton, SC
Pendleton, SC - Historic, Friendly
Pendleton, SC is a small town in Anderson County, SC. The town was founded in 1790 and is the largest historic area in the entire United States. The town boasts lovely historic homes and plantations, a town square around a village green, and one of the friendliest populations found anywhere! Just four miles from Clemson University, Pendleton offers a combination of History, Education, Friendships and Laughter!
Have fun! and enjoy your visit to Pendleton! Your visits bring me joy!
Pendleton is a delightful, loving community. We have two major festivals in Pendleton on our Village Green and you can read about them below.
Thank you all for visiting.
2018 Festivals in Pendleton SC
Interesting book about the old Pendleton District
This is a very interesting book written by the Pendleton District Commission's former director, Hurley Badders.
Even if you think you know everything there is to know about Pendleton, I think you will learn something new by reading this book. I own this book and refer back to it quite often.
More Pendleton Links!
- Ashtabula and Woodburn Plantations - Pendleton Historic Foundation
Ashtabula and Woodburn information
- Pendleton District Commission
Welcome to the Historic Pendleton District of South Carolina. The Pendleton District Historical, Recreactional and Tourism Commission invites you to explore the many wonders of our district.
- Split Creek Farm Grade A Goat Dairy
Award winning farmstead goat cheeses, goat milk fudge, goat milk soap, gift baskets and folk art. Split Creek dairy goats provide the milk for our products. Farm tours offered.
- Timms Mill
Timms Mill - a wonderful place to visit!
- Restaurants in Pendleton South Carolina
We have some wonderful restaurants in historic Pendleton SC
Old Guard House
The Old Guardhouse
The old Guardhouse sits on the village green, the center of downtown Pendleton. Built in 1860, this wonderful building is a must see.Thank you, Jo, for this update:Wanted to let everyone know that the Guard House is now open for visitors. If you've wondered about the building, now is the time to come and see. The Pendleton District Commission is using it as a visitors center while Hunter's Store is being renovated. It still has the charm many of you remember when it was the town library. I only hope I can be as welcoming and helpful as Helen George who served as the town librarian for many years.Note: During my childhood in Pendleton, this building housed our library. 1950-60's.
Old Hunter's Store
Pendleton Historic Sites
This is not a total list. The historic areas in Pendleton are far too numerous to list here.The photo above is Hunter's Store, built in 1850 and now the home of the Lake Hartwell Country.
Hunter's Store Warehouse is also standing and was built in 1880. It has a lovely captain's walk or widow's walk that provides a view of the BlueRidge Mountains.
The Farmer's Hall was built in 1828 and is pictured at the top of this page. The site is a restaurant now. It is the oldest Farmer's Hall in existence today.
More information is available in the links list.Astabula and Woodburn Plantations -- see the links list for more information on these beautiful homes.
Gallows Hill built in 1840 - named so because it is believed that a hanging took place on this site.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1822. On a walking tour of the graveyard that surrounds the beautiful little church you would find graves for Thomas Green Clemson and Charles Pinckney.
Personal note: Our mother used to point to that graveyard and remind us "Colonel Bernard Bee is buried there. He is the man who named Stonewall Jackson "Stonewall".
Main Street in Pendleton SC - Where Colonial Square Antiques is now
Shape Note Singing at historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Did I see you in this one?
Wikipedia says: "Shape notes are a music notation designed to facilitate congregational singing. Shape notes of various kinds have been used for over two centuries in a variety of sacred music traditions practiced primarily in the Southern region of the United States."
The Old Pendleton Jail
Remember the old jail?
It was really only used for short term prisoners until they could be moved.
from the comments section. Thank you, Nancy!
See more Old Pendleton Photos
Posted July 17, 2008
Nancy: This is in answer to Anthony's question about the old jail. It was behind the Hunter's Store Warehouse set in the bank of that hill. It was an awful place but the prisoners did get to eat hot dogs from Miles & Crenshaws Cafe.
More Pendleton Links - Pendleton is popular on-line!
- Town of Pendleton
Progress and the past go hand-in-hand in the historic town of Pendleton, South Carolina. Founded in 1790 on land which just a few years earlier had been a part of the Cherokee Indian Nation, Pendleton now is one of the largest historic districts in t
- Barrett's Place
A community-built playground project in Pendleton, SC. This community actually raised the money and physically built this wonderful playground. Be sure to visit this website. A true story of a community coming together to create something wonderful!
- Pendleton Area Business Association
Pendleton Area Business Association
- Anderson School District Four
Anderson School District Four Information
- Picnic Shelters at Veterans Park
Reserve a picnic shelter for birthday parties, reunions, family gatherings, or meetings.
1958 Lions Club- Cummings Sloan, Sam Jones, Mel Tate (our dad), Unknown, and Dexter Gossett. Who is between Dad and Deck?
Good Story about Sam Jones - in photo above
from comments section - Thank you, Sheila Wood!
The one story that I like to tell people about my Papa Jones (Sam Jones) is how he was great friends with Coach Howard. While in California, Papa picked up a rock in Death Valley and brought it back to Coach Howard as a souvenir.Coach then had it mounted at the stadium, thus we have the "Howard's Rock"! I have newspaper articles about this and love to show them to my friends...............
Stornoway, Scotland - Sister City
Thank you, Amber Barnes for this great Sister City information!
Builidng on a successful school partnership between Pendleton High School and the Nicholson Institues in the Western Isles, the Town of Pendleton and Stornoway, Scotland expressed their willingness and desire, through their respective Councils, to twin and become sister cities. The partnership began with the signing of the official documents between the governments of the two communities.April 5, 2001, the Mayor of Pendleton, Carol Burdette, and the Convener of the Western Isles of Scotland, Alex McDonald, formally declared the twinning by signing the official documents. The cremony was held on the Village Green in Pendleton.March 21, 2002, Convener MacDonald and Mayor Burdette signed the official documents at a ceremony held in Stornoway, Scotland.The leaders of both communities entered into the relationship with the hopes of sharing ideas and the exchange of citizens while fostering a greater friendship and understanding between the United States and the United Kingdom.It is the ultimate goal of this partnership to deepen friendship and mutual understanding through educational, cultural, industrial and economic exchanges.On April 9, 2007, The Pendleton Delegation dedicated a park in honor of our Sister City of Stornoway. The Sister City Park is located by Liberty Hall Inn on S. Mechanic Street.