Horseshoe Falls – Clinton, South Carolina
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The SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says that in 1780 Edward Musgrove, who once owned these lands, allowed British Loyalists to use his property for their hospital. However, Musgrove’s daughter Mary helped a Patriot soldier hide from the British troops in a small cave near these falls.
Local folklore says that the soldier was called “Horseshoe” because he was a blacksmith, and the information he gathered on the British during his time in the cave helped the Patriots plan an attack. These cascades were eventually named in his honor.
Many thanks to photographer Sarah J Brown of Fountain Inn for providing this lovely photo she took in October 2011. She says that Horseshoe Falls is “a nice surprise after a beautiful short hike. These several small cascades were worth the drive on a Sunday afternoon.”
Directions to the Musgrove Mill Historic park:
From I-26 Westbound, take exit 52 to SC 56 Cross Anchor/Clinton. Turn right onto HWY 56 and drive north for 6 miles. The park entrance will be on the left.