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dollars to improve the streetscape while     Central
                                                                                 honoring its historic aesthetic.
                                                                                                                     When the Atlantic and Richmond
                                                                                 For more than 40 years, residents and   Air-Line Railroad Company arrived in
                                                                                 visitors have enjoyed the Spring Jubilee in   the area on September 28, 1873, it cut
                                                                                 Historic Pendleton, a juried arts-and-crafts   through Pickens County. The railway
                                                                                 show that has been called the "Best Festival"   extended north from Atlanta and south
                                                                                 in the state by the American Bus Association   from Charlotte, meeting in the middle at
                                                                                 and a Top Twenty Event in the Southeast by   a stop that became a town appropriately
                                                                                 the Southeast Tourism Society. Attendees
                                                                                 are encouraged to explore the gift shops,   named Central.
                                                                                 cafes, and antiques stores around the square   A depot, houses, and stores were built for
                                                                                 during this celebrated event.       those who worked on the railroad, and
         Pendleton Village Green                                                 Saturdays from June-September, the Village   shops were built for the railway workers.
                                                                                 Green is filled with growers and families
          Pendleton                                                              at the weekly Farmers Market.
        Pendleton, founded in 1790, centers around   By 1800, South Carolina Lowcountry   In the fall, more than 100 scarecrows guard
        a charming village green. The entire town is   plantation owners had discovered Pendleton   the town during the Pendleton Fall Harvest
        on the National Register of Historic Places.   as a summer home retreat, and the very   Festival, an annual tradition that includes
        Pendleton Square offers fine antique shops,   name of Pendleton became a synonym    food, fun, entertainment, and local arts
        boutiques, and several excellent restaurants.  for refinement and elegance.  and crafts. The holidays are also a special
        Created as a courthouse seat, the Town   Community members and the Town   time on Pendleton’s Historic Village Green.
        of Pendleton was named for Judge Henry   Council have maintained a commitment to   Two incredible Christmas Markets take
        Pendleton, a Virginian who fought in the   encouraging careful growth that protects   place on Fridays and Saturdays leading
        Revolution and remained in South Carolina.   the one-of-a-kind character of this historic   up to Christmas, and the annual Town
        The initial settlement was populated by   town. The Town Square recently received   of Pendleton Christmas Parade tours
        Scots-Irish veterans.                an investment of more than a million   the square.

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