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But What About that Name?

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But, what about that name? For over 300 years, Travelers Rest — nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains — has always been a stopover for travelers. First were the foot trails of the Cherokee Native Americans, then came drovers driving livestock from over the hills down to the coast, stage coaches carrying families from the low country toward the cool mountains for the summer, and later, the railroad and highways. Today, downtown restaurants and shops continue to pop up while the Swamp Rabbit Trail keeps visitors {and travelers} resting here from far and wide. So come travel, stop and rest a while, in Travelers Rest! Visit the link below to learn more about the history of Travelers Rest and the Travelers Rest Historic Society.