Boiling Springs, South Carolina To Commerce, Georgia
TA Truck Stop
February 17, 2022
Tough travel day — mostly rainy driving two-lane roads. I had a fun encounter at a Walmart where I stop for some supplies. Fellow asked me if all my stickers were from golf courses I’ve played since my license plate is T ER UP. We shared a good laugh. Told him I am from Charlottesville — he responded that he’s a Hokie. He appreciated my comment that his team had taken it to the Wahoos on Monday night.
Not many opportunities for photos today but I did get these:
Thank goodness for RainX.
Not just old ….
Some of the towns and sites I passed through (or by):
Campobello was founded in 1840. Campobello is a name derived from Italian meaning "beautiful field". A post office called Campobello has been in operation since 1850.
Caesars Head is a mountain within Caesars Head State Park in northern Greenville County, South Carolina. The summit has an elevation of 3,215 feet (980 m). The radio tower for TV station WYFF is nearby. Housing developments on top of the mountain are part of the Caesars Head census-designated place.
Caesars Head State Park is a park in northern Greenville County, South Carolina, that borders Transylvania County, North Carolina, and is reached via US 276. The eponymous rock formation, one of the highest points in Greenville County, is a granitic gneiss outcrop at 3,208 ft (978 m) above sea level on the Blue Ridge Escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains and rests roughly 2,000 ft (600 m) above the Piedmont below. The origin of the name "Caesars Head" is disputed, though the outcrop was most probably named for an early mountaineer's dog. Caesars Head State Park and Jones Gap State Park are jointly administered by the state Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism as part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness.
In 1825 the state engineer and noted architect Robert Mills described Caesars Head as a "mass of granite, rising from the vale, through which a rapid river winds its turbulent way...the ledges of stone, rising almost perpendicular, and at length, hanging over at [the] top, so that they seem to totter to their fall."
After the completion of the Jones Gap Road in 1848, a former state senator, Benjamin Hagood, purchased about 2,400 acres (970 ha) around Caesars Head where he built a summer cottage, and later a hotel, "to take advantage of the area's cool breezes, moderate temperatures, and breath-taking views.". The hotel closed in 1862, and Hagood died in 1865, leaving the property to his daughter Eliza and her husband, Dr. Francis Miles, the first physician in Pickens County. During the Civil War, the area was frequented by deserters from the Confederate Army, but by 1876 the Mileses were operating a health resort on the mountain.
In 1880, Miles sold the hotel to E. M. Seabrook of Charleston, who enlarged the inn and associated cottages but was unable to pay off the mortgage. In 1885, the property reverted to Miles, who was said to have been "a model innkeeper" of a "comfortable primitive hotel". In 1897, the Mileses deeded the property to Furman University in exchange for an annuity and free room and board for the rest of their lives. In 1924, Furman sold the property to a development company interested in selling lots for summer homes. The hotel continued to operate even when the land developer failed during the Depression. In 1946 brothers Pete and Tom Marchant bought the property and added tennis courts and a swimming pool. The hotel, a cottage, and the adjacent servants' quarters—the original Hagood house—burned in the early morning of September 9, 1954. The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism acquired the park lands from various owners between 1976 and 1986.
Sunset is an unincorporated community in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States.The community is located along South Carolina Highway 11 8.3 miles northwest of Pickens. Sunset has a post office which opened on January 11, 1906.