-- Dog Park
-- Historic Site
-- Walking Trail
Pelham Mill Park History
The Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission donated this 13 acre site bordering the Enoree River to the District in 1988. It was home to the first textile mill in Greenville County outside of the city limits of Greenville. It's location, near the Hwy 14/I-85 interchange near Greenville Spartanburg Airport position it to be a potential gateway to Greenville County.
The scenic and historic elements parallel that of downtown's Falls Park. Today, in partnership with ReWa (Renewable Water Resources), seven acres have been added to the park. Its focal point is a masonry dam and overlook where visitors can view architectural remains of the mill and the cascading shoals of the Enoree. The master plan envisions a passive park with picnic sites, historical interpretation, dog park, and a walking bridge spanning the river that provides access to scenic trails along the Enoree.
The former Pelham Mill Post Office, built circa 1870, was moved to the park when Hwy. 14 was widened. Greenville Rec, with support from ReWa and Greenville County, is stabilizing the historic structure that has fallen into disrepair over the past decade. Pelham Mill is recognized by the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission as a historic site in the County.
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