ANDERSON DAILY PHOTO

March 27, 2007

Century Farm

Filed under: Anderson County, Historic District, Markers, & Flags — lessie @ 3:40 pm

I was fascinated to stumble upon this “Century Farm” in Anderson County on Gentry Road, off Highway 178. I originally stopped to take a picture because of the bell. A friend who had grown up in Anderson County told me that these bells are typically old farm bells, used to call hands in from the field. She also mentioned that many had been stolen from old farm houses in the area — probably to resell on the antique market.

Out of pride most likely, the owners here moved their farm bell to a principal location at the front of their property. Stopping to take a picture, I read the sign. (You can see it up close here.) This is a farm designated “Century” by South Carolina’s historic tri-county Pendleton District because it has been in the same family for over 100 years. Very cool.

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  1. It’s such a marvel to find a farm that has been in the same family for a century. I’m an old farm girl and I only personally know of one.

    Comment by Annie — March 28, 2007 @ 2:19 am


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