This structure is plain to see, but it has a deep historical significance. The Cornwell Inn and Tavern in the Chester County community of Blackstock was built in 1841 by Elijah Cornwell. The inn was a stagecoach stop along the Charleston to Charlotte Road and serves as a rare surviving link to transportation in South Carolina prior to the Civil War. An addition to the inn – the south end of the building – was completed in 1846 when the venue became a midday meal stop along the coach route. The Cornwell Inn later became a rail stop in 1851 following the completion of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad in Chester District (now Chester County). Before the rail line was completed, the inn was the transfer point between travelers transitioning from rail to stagecoach. Cornwell’s Inn also became a water stop along the rail in 1856.
This is the fabulous long gallery at Hardwick Hall. If you haven't heard of 'Bess of Hardwick' then you are in for a fascinating tour. Bess ended up as the 2nd richest person in England, after Queen Elizabeth...no mean feat for a women. Surviving 4 husbands and being poisoned, she was responsible for building Chatsworth as well as Hardwick Hall. For several years she was also the jailor for Mary Queen of Scots and had ambitions to put her granddaughter, Arabella, on the throne. Fun Fact: one owner used the long gallery to exercise his dogs. You can still see the area where they regularly pee'd up the wall 😀 #visitengland#gemsofengland#historichouses#derbyshire#hardwickhall#nationaltrust#bessofhardwick#smalldetails#funfacts
Fort Defiance, the home of Revolutionary War hero General William Lenoir built in 1792. The city and county of Lenoir in North Carolina were named after him. I loved how the evening sun hit it as I took this pic yesterday.