Tour/ Hike @Walt Schrader in Historice Brattonsville.McConn­ells,S.C./Lunch

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What a great place!!

Hiking/ Lunch

 

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.
General Admission:
Adults (18-59) $6
Seniors (60+) $5
Youth (4-17) $3
Members & Children 3 and younger
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  • john nocera

    Great

    March 11, 2013

  • Staci Smith

    Good, great weather

    March 10, 2013

  • Carolyn K.

    Great time and great people! We had beautiful weather!

    March 10, 2013

  • jean stipe

    I had a great time--thanks!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the outing was great. good people to hang with. great weather!

    March 9, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Wonderful, Great place. Must go back. Trails are great We did 8 miles. Weather was perfect.

    March 9, 2013

  • Carolyn K.

    I'm driving from the Fort Mill/Tega Cay area if someone is interested in carpooling from here. Leaving here at 9 am. approx.

    March 8, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Mike,
    Feel better soon, sorry you can't make it. If you need any help, let us know iF we can do anything to help you. Our group will give you a hand.
    See you soon.
    Sharon & group.

    March 8, 2013

  • mike shea

    I feel bad canceling this late. This was going to be my first hike with the group which I've heard so many great things about. I developed a minor health issue that I thought I could work through by tommorow. looking forward to the near future.

    March 8, 2013

  • Sam

    and Darcy

    March 7, 2013

  • Lorraine DeRocco

    Sorry I cannot make it...I have class Saturday

    March 7, 2013

  • Lorraine DeRocco

    If anyone needs a ride, I can meet you at StoneCrest or Fort Mill, whichever is easier, for you, Fort Mill is on my way.
    give me a call or text me if you want me to meet you. [masked]. :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Carolyn,
    The trails are not on the sites but near the sites. The trail natural area, this 1- 8.5 mile network of backcountry paths crosses land steeped in local history and tradition. You can do a shorter hike or do the 8.5. I have ask for a tour for the group and then we can hike or if folks want go on their own they are welcome too and meet for lunch. We will meet as a group for the tour .

    March 6, 2013

  • Carolyn K.

    Hi - I have a couple questions - are the historical sites/buildings along the trail as we hike or in other areas? How long is the trail and are there shorter routes to take and maybe meet up later before lunch?

    March 6, 2013

  • Nancy McMillen

    John, Jody and I are riding together. She was planning to drive. We're meeting at Target at Stonecrest at 8:15. You might want to contact her.

    March 5, 2013

  • john nocera

    Willing to drive for carpool. Meet at 8:30 at Harris Teeter Stonecrest--- 2011 silver Honda Accord. Let me know if you want to ride via this site or [masked]

    March 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Went with another group at Christmas and signed up for another hike. Have a great time!

    March 4, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    I would meet at 8:30 for car pool. Make sure you are going to lunch if you are carpooling and don't have a set time to be home if you are car pooling.
    I will not be car pooling for this one. I will have Casey and Casey has a ball game later that day.It's an hour drive drive. We should be there at 9:45 A.M.

    March 3, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Hi everyone you need to post time you will meet @ Stonecrest shopping center, where you will park, have a sign, color of you car
    all info so people can find you. You will need to make arrangementstime, phone #'s.
    Someone needs to be the driver and each person needs to help with gas.
    We have 3 people wanting to car pool. Annie, Nancy and Jody.

    March 3, 2013

  • Nancy McMillen

    I would like to carpool and can meet at Target at Ballantyne. Not good at figuring time so what time should we meet? My phone number is [masked].

    March 3, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Always be opened to drive your car for carpooling.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to carpool. Ballantyne area.

    March 3, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Please car pool. Places you can carpool from.
    South Charlotte/Ballantyne – Target at Stonecrest, Rea Rd exit off I-485 South Charlotte/Ballantyne

    REI Store @11067 Carolina Place Parkway
    Pineville, NC28134

    University Area – IKEA off I-85 & N. Tryon St. Some of the places I use. You can post where you would like to carpool from. Phone #'s help.

    March 3, 2013

  • Sam

    and Darcy

    January 27, 2013

  • Sharon Decker

    Casey

    January 24, 2013

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