The name “Travelers Rest” came from travelers who would stop in town before and after traveling over the mountains in Western North Carolina. Travelers Rest is in Greenville County.
Travelers Rest (The locals call it “TR” for short.)
Laodicea Langston (born 14 May 1766), also known by the name Dicey, was a Patriot. Her acts of bravery during the period have led to her being regarded as a “heroine” of the war. A children’s book “Rebel with a Cause: The Daring Adventure of Dicey Langston, Girl Spy of the American Revolution” tells the tales of Dicey. A marker has been placed at the site of Dicey’s home on Tigerville Road. Coordinates– N 34 58 923 W 082 24 213
The History Museum of Travelers Rest building was constructed at 8 S. Main Street in 1926 by W.H. Vest, originally operating as a grocery store. In 2010, T.L. Baldree, a local realtor, donated the building to the Historical Society on the condition that it be relocated. The building is now at 3 Edwards St.
Sunrift Adventures – the store is in a historic cotton gin. They rent equipment for canoeing, climbing, etc. – 1 Center Street
Tandem Creperie & Coffeehouse – liked the blueberry crepes. 2 S. Main St.
Café at Williams Hardware – The back deck overlooks the walking & bike trail and garden. We enjoyed the breakfast and after the walk. 13 S. Main St.
Copperhead Mountain Distillery – gives tours & tastings of their moonshine – 14 S. Main
Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom – 26 S. Main
Whistle Stop Restaurant – serves lunch & dinner. 109 S. Main St