No Plan Plan RoadTrip-Travelers Rest, South Carolina

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Travelers Rest is a city in Greenville County, in the Greenville metro area.
The latitude of Travelers Rest is 34.967N. The longitude is -82.443W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,096 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,948.

In the early 1800’s, settlers in Conestoga wagons (large covered wagons pulled by four to six horses) were passing through what was to become Travelers Rest, South Carolina in increasing numbers and roads were becoming more common. “Drovers” herded horses, mules, cattle, sheep, and hogs from Kentucky and Tennessee to markets in South Carolina. 
This is where Old School Bill’s Great Great Great Great Grandfather stayed on the very 1st No Plan Plan Road Trip.  Wink Wink Nod Nod

All these travelers needed places to rest along their long journeys and stores and taverns sprouted up to meet their needs.

Old School Helmut
One of these spots was north of the modern day Travelers Rest, on what is now highway 25, where a Mr. and Mrs. William Bishop operated an inn where the drovers could sleep indoors while their animals were kept in a nearby pen.  Stopovers such as this gave rise to the name of Travelers Rest.

Average daily high temp: 71
Average daily low temp: 50
Average number of days over 90: 35
Average number days under 32: 65
Average yearly rainfall: 51 inches
Average yearly snowfall: 6 inches

What a great town if you get a chance stop & look around.  I am going north on 276 through the mountains per some local advice, should be fun!

glennisnz says:
How wonderful that you are sort of following in the old boys footsteps. Pity you can't do so in a conestoga covered wagon. Lots of history in that there ground.
Posted on: Apr 14, 2008
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For Travelers Rest
For Travelers Rest
Old School Helmut
Old School Helmut
Road to the north
Road to the north
RoadKing Thirsty
RoadKing Thirsty
Headed to Travelers Rest Walmart
Headed to Travelers Rest Walmart
Nice every direction
Nice every direction
A room with a view
A room with a view
Too Cold to Swim
Too Cold to Swim
Which way do I go
Which way do I go
The View
The View
Travelers Rest
photo by: oldschoolbill