Less Traveled 2010

Tracy Pou

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Small Town Spotlight: Bamberg

Posted 11/22/2010 12:23:00 PM

Bamberg is a dream for visitors who love small towns. Chartered in 1855, Bamberg was built around the railroad. In the early 19th century, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Line, which spanned 137 miles and carried the first steam engine, passed through the area.

Part of the railroad line still exists today. Visitors can schedule a walking or driving tour at Bamberg’s Main Street Market, a collection of small specialty shops that sell handmade gifts and other items. You also can learn more about Bamberg’s unique past at the Hooten-Black House, which anchors the town’s historic district. The home also hosts community concerts and lectures and provides visitors with information on the 75 properties found within Bamberg’s historic district.

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