Place:Honea Path, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

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NameHonea Path
TypeTown
Coordinates34.448°N 82.393°W
Located inAbbeville, South Carolina, United States
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Honea Path is a town in Abbeville and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 3,597 at the 2010 census.

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Honea Path is home to a Carnegie library built from donations by Andrew Carnegie.


Honea Path was site to a fight between textile union workers and textile management on September 6, 1934, which led to the deaths of six picketers and the injury of approximately twenty more at the hands of textile factory guards. Bullet wounds were found in the backs of many, and they were reported to have been shot fleeing the picket lines. This event is featured in the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary on the POV series called "The Uprising of '34". Historical photo essay entitled "Mill Town Murder" is online at http://www.beachamjournal.com/photos/small_town_secret_photo_e/index.html .

The Obediah Shirley House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

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