Last week, we went on a road trip with NH friends who have been wintering in SC for over ten years. Let me tell you – they know all the good spots. 🙂
It is a small fishing village with a population around 500, and the Camelias were in bloom everywhere we looked.
After walking the Santee Coastal Reserve, we worked up an appetite and found their local restaurant, T. W. Graham & Company Seafood, sitting under a big old Oak tree. Think charm, music, and home-made pecan pie.
Have you ever eaten fried crayfish? Me neither, but my friend said they were delicious. 🙂 Iced tea is the beverage of choice down here, and sweet or unsweetened is the question with every meal.
After a nice lunch, we decided to check out the local church, historic cemetery, and Deerhead Oak, the oldest tree I’ve ever seen. Just think about it – over 1,000 years old.
If you are in the area, it’s a great road trip to get a feel for historic SC. 🙂
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“The village of McClellanville was established in the 1860s when A.J. McClellan and R.T. Morrison, local plantation owners, made land available for development. The region that surrounds this sleepy nautical community was originally incorporated in 1706 as part of the St. James-Santee Parish. It was a coastal retreat from the heat for the rice and indigo planters and home to a vibrant fishing, oystering, crabbing and shrimping way of life. It survived the devastating effects of a Category Four storm in Hurricane Hugo in 1989. And for this village, the storm was a game changer.
But with the incredible resolve of this tight-knit community, McClellanville is now host to the Lowcountry’s annual Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet in May, a growing clamming operation, a remarkable “soft-crab nursery” at Livingston’s Seafood and a popular seafood restaurant called T.W. Graham & Co.”
,,,,,,Written by D. Schipani and taken from a 2013 Charleston Scene article