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Ghost Town of Newell SC

Welcome to the ghost town of Newell SC. Located right outside of Pelzer SC, you won't find Newell on a map because it does not exist any more. The former town came to our attention when my mate and I noticed some old commercial buildings on the state highway. We talked to the owner of the house across the street and discovered the history of the land.

The original structure of the town was the smaller square building in the picture set below labeled "Post Office". The building was first used as a general store. Later the larger building was constructed, assuming the role of store. The smaller building was then used as a combination print shop and post office. The smallest building on the property was somehow used as a bicycle repair shop. The community of Newell has the distinction of being the first place that kerosene was sold in Anderson County. Afraid of the explosive nature of the new liquid, the grandfather of the current land owner stored the flammable material in the bike shop.

The land is owned by a senior gentleman who repairs bulldozers and antique military equipment. The garage on the property has many of his parts and pieces as do the antique junked vehicles behind the shop. I'll feature the vehicles in another blog entry.

The 183 pictures from Newell can be found in this Flickr picture set.

Click on picture to see more larger image

Family homestead build in 1870sGeneral StoreRear of General Store
Front of General StoreSide of General StoreFront steps of General Store
Right side of General Store and RearLeft Side of General Store and FrontLeft Side of General Store and Rear
Side of General StoreBike ShopBike Shop
Bike ShopBike ShopItems on Ground in front of Bike Shop
Items on Ground in front of Bike ShopRear of Bike ShopGarage
Windows of GarageLocation of old Homestead - in between the treesFormer Post Office - Front and Left Side
Post OfficePost OfficePost Office Right Side
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