Travelers Rest is located in Greenville County on US 25, north of the City of Greenville.
In the early 1800s, it earned its name as a stopping place for travelers in the foothills of the mountains. Lodging at the hospitable inn there included shelter for horses and livestock, distinguishing it as a delux stopover in its time.
When the town was incorporated in 1891 it encompassed two train depots, one for the Carolina Knoxville Line and one for the Western Railway Company.
Originally home to several Indian tribes, including the Catawba, the Creek, and the Cherokee, Travelers Rest gained notoriety as a stopover for weary travelers and livestock drovers. Travelers Rest boasts a colorful history dating back to America's early years.
Ensconced in South Carolina's northern Greenville County at the intersection of Highways 25 and 276, Travelers Rest sits at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet is only a few hours from the Atlantic Ocean. The area in and around Travelers Rest offers a unique variety of antique and specialty shops, restaurants, national and regional chain stores, churches, and leisure activities.
Whether you crave the outdoors, antiques, or just a quiet repose, our community has it covered. We invite you to "Get in Your Element" in Travelers Rest!