SC History Trail

South Carolina Cotton Trail

Winding across the state's Pee Dee Region, the South Carolina Cotton trail is a 90-mile tour through the heart of cotton country. It visits historic towns, scenic fields, gardens and museums, with interpretive exhibits on how cotton shaped the area.


South Carolina Cotton Trail
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While the cotton trail organization is no longer in operation, the sites are still accessible and the brochure can be downloaded using the website link above.

Stretching from I-95 to I-20 across the South Carolina Pee Dee Region, the South Carolina Cotton Trail is a scenic, winding, 90-mile driving tour through the heart of the Palmetto State's cotton country. From Clio, Cheraw and Bennettsville in the North, through Society Hill and Hartsville, it makes it way through the "Land of Cotton" to Darlington and Bishopville.

Along the route are former cotton towns, historic homes, museums, gardens, a 19th century cotton press, and miles of cotton fields. For the full route and ample information, go to the official South Carolina Cotton Trail website at the above link.