Created By: Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail
City of Anderson South Carolina
Anderson was named for General Robert Anderson, a Revolutionary War hero who was born in 1741. The city was founded in December 1826 and incorporated by an act of Legislature, December 19, 1833. Anderson was the first city in the south to have an unlimited supply of electric power. The first cotton gin in the world was operated by electricity in 1897.
Today the City of Anderson has small-town charm and is rich in culture. There are many opportunities to explore a wide variety of shops, eateries, public art, and parks while following the Quilt Trail. Be sure to take in the diverse public art displays throughout the City. Additional information about shops, eateries, and events can be found on the Downtown Anderson, and Visit Anderson. web sites.
The tour starts at the Anderson Art Center and the Visit Anderson Visitors Center. Free parking, restrooms, and an opportunity to view local art, current exhibits, and obtain additional local information.
Each of the hand-painted quilts you’ll view on the tour is a replica of the original fabric quilt. Click here to be directed to the UHQT web site for additional information about each quilt and an interactive map for additional directions or UHQT locations. The number in front of the quilt name can be used to locate the quilt story from the search bar on the UHQT home page.
Development ot this tour App was funded by City of Anderson Accommodation Tax Grant
Pictures were provided by Glenn Brill's personal collection, Beth Batson City of Anderson, and Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.