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What a great place!!
Old Town Bistro
135 E. Main St., Ste 101, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Located in the historic McCrory Building - site of the 'Friendship Nine' sit-in in 1960, Come dine with us to find out why we are one of the most popular restaurants in Rock Hill!, Our service is second to none.
This is a special restaurant....food is very good and plentiful. Desserts to die for!!
Traditional "diner" choices; but here and there... some yummy Greek traditionals ... gyros and lots of feta cheese MMmmm!
About the Trails
Hike level: easy to moderate (because of length)
Located in a 778-acre natural area, this 8.5 mile network of backcountry paths crosses land steeped in local history and tradition. Native Americans and Americans of European and African descent share the same rich cultural heritage of the Carolina Piedmont. Travel through fields and woodlands that have provided resources for food and shelter for thousands of years. Along with history, you’ll discover the geographical diversity of the Carolina Piedmont as you walk or ride through forests, wetland and prairie, each with its own distinctive plants and wildlife, as well as historic landmarks dating back to the 1770s.
An excerpt from A Brief History of Historic Brattonsville by Michael Scoggins, CHM Historian
After 1915 Brattonsville continued in operation for several decades under the stewardship of a series of tenant farmers who worked for the Bratton family. In 1958, a retired IBM manager named R. Fisher Draper purchased 630 acres, which included Hightower Hall, from the heirs of John Simpson Bratton Jr. In 1962 he obtained the property that included the Col. William Bratton House.
About the same time, a York County judge and former state legislator, Samuel Mendenhall, purchased Napoleon Bratton’s old estate, including the Brick House and the Bratton Store. Senator Mendenhall spearheaded an effort to have Brattonsville designated as a historic district and helped establish the York County Historical Commission to manage the property.
In 1963 the Col. Bratton House was placed in the care of the Historical Commission, and in 1971 the Brattonsville Historic District was officially created with Joe Rainey as its first director. This Historic District included the Col. Bratton House, the Homestead, the Brick House and Forest Hall (now called Hightower Hall), and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places that same year.
In 1994 the York County government purchased 435 acres of the R. F. Draper estate which included Hightower Hall, and in 2001 the 55-acre Mendenhall tract was purchased by the county as well. The Homestead House remains in the possession of the descendants of Dr. Rufus Bratton and is operated by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission under a perpetual lease.
Historic Brattonsville® exists today as a 775-acre, internationally known historical site, and is one of the most important and heavily visited cultural attractions in South Carolina. It stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit and industry of the Bratton family, and to the hard work and sacrifice of their descendants and slaves.
Adults (18-59) $6
Seniors (60+) $5
Youth (4-17) $3
Members & Children 3 and younger