Small Town Vibes: Landrum, S.C.

 

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         Have you ever watched a T.V. show or movie about a small town where everyone knows your name and thought, “Gosh I wish I could go there…” Well fret no more! Landrum, South Carolina is everything you dream about in a small town-and more! Landrum has rich history, phenomenal food, and amazing shopping that should make it a “must” for anyone’s travel destination.

The Food

             My personal favorite ingredient of any meal is (drumroll please)…LOVE! In a town full of familiar faces, I can assure you that any meal that you enjoy in Landrum will be made with love. Everything from a seasonal latte and a slice of pie at Southern Delights to a hibachi-style chicken and rice meal at Soulisas. My personal favorite eatery in Landrum hare-and-hound-landrum-scis the Hare and the Hound. While the Hare and the Hound has a variety of options to choose from, I recommend the Pilgrim (turkey, bacon, swiss, lettuce, tomato, and cranberry on toasted wheat) with a side of sweet potato fries! Best part? All three of these delicious restaurants are located in downtown Landrum!

Shop till you DROP

             Antiques, boutiques, and everything unique! Landrum has a little something for everyone’s taste. Foothills Amish Furniture, Landrum Antique Mall, and Landrum Eclectics house a huge variety of furniture and knick-knacks for you to browse through. Clothes more your speed? No problem! Honey Child and Sissy Boutique and Gifts are just two of MANY clothing shops where you can add something new to your wardrobe. To me, shopping is one of my favorite things to do in a new town and shipping in Landrum is definitely a must on your next visit.

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Rich History

            Located right on the border of South Carolina and North Carolina, off I26 West lies the town of Landrum, S.C. Landrum was originally founded in 1880 after the railroad had been extended from Spartanburg, S.C. Named after John Landrum, the town then developed the local depot and from there the town has continue to thrive. From a then stationmonckscornerpopulation of 155 to a current population of 2, 439, according to the U.S. Census, Landrum has developed into much more than just another train stop. Aside from food and shopping you will find three schools represented at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as a local library, post office, and of course, the depot!

Come Back, Y’all!

             A place where stores are within walking distance and every face you come across is a familiar face is a place of dreams. Small towns are especially rare these days with ever growing industry and technology everywhere you turn. Landrum and its small town charm is as heartwarming as that first bowl of chili on a brisk fall night. The town makes you feel right at home whether you’ve been there ten years or just ten minutes. So, the next time you’re looking for a new place to explore-consider the small town of Landrum, S.C…and y’all come back, ya hear?

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