Chesnee is in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. In the early 20th century, the Chesnee Land Company bought a sizeable acreage at what is now Chesnee. A leading member of the company was John B. Cleveland. Cleveland named the company, and later the town after his great-grandmother, Margaret Chesnee.
The Chesnee downtown has several blocks of buildings, some of the buildings are vacant. SC 221/Chesnee Hwy. runs through the town.
Cowpens National Battlefield – A pasturing area at the time of the battle, this Revolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan and his army turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton’s British army. This classic military tactic, known as a double envelopment, was one of only a few in history. Cowpens National Battlefield – 338 New Pleasant Road.
Self-guided drive through the battlefield. a few plaques to read at various battle sites, except for the cabin nothing else to look at. Trails through the park so the battlefield can be hiked. Cowpens Battlefield is free to tour
(picture below) Inscription – Robert Scruggs married Catherine Connell, and in 1828 his father, Richard Scruggs, gave them 200 acres of land. They had eleven children and added onto the house as the family grew.
Life at the time was hard; yeomen farmers raised corn, wheat, potatoes and livestock, while their wives tended to household tasks such as spinning wool into yarn, rendering animal fat into soap and maintaining a vegetable garden.