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The History of the West Ashley Greenway

Posted By: Gracen Tilton In: Charleston SC Real Estate
Date: Wed, Sep 16th 2020 10:47 am

The West Ashley Greenway is an approximately 10.5-mile trail that runs parallel to Highway 17, from the South Windermere Shopping Center in West Ashley up to McLeod Mill Road on Johns Island. The pathway offers a perfect place to walk, mountain bike, and experience a refreshing change of pace from the crowded downtown streets.

Something you can’t escape by going off the peninsula, though, is Charleston’s rich history. Before the Greenway was a trail, it was train tracks. Not only is Charleston home to the first steam engine and the first train to transport passengers in the nation, but it was also home to the railway that served as a key component in the Civil War. 

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