Campobello, SC is town located along the South Pacolet River. The name “Campobello” means “beautiful field” in Italian. This town is a lovely spot convenient to I-26 and Highway 11, also known as the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway. Not a large town by any stretch of the imagination, but it is on the outskirts of Landrum, Spartanburg and Greenville, SC as well as Hendersonville, NC.
While it is hard to tell where Landrum ends and the rural communities of Campobello and Gowensville begin, The Dutch Plate on Highway 176S marks Campobello, whereas The Junction at the intersection of Highways 14 and 11 marks Gowensville. Both local favorites, these two restaurants have been serving up family-style meals for decades.
Not far from The Junction on Highway 14 is The Links O’ Tryon, an 18-hole golf course community, boasting “New Greens, New Bunkers and a New Experience!” The Links’ restaurant is open to the public, where you can eat indoors, on the outdoor patio or reserve a seating in the private dining room. Even though close to The Junction, The Links has a Campobello address!
This area is home to some of the Upstate’s horse farms with scenic views all around. It is also home to Campbell’s Covered Bridge, the last covered bridge remaining in the state of SC and has been placed on National Register of Historic Places. The bridge was built in 1909 by Charles Irwin Willis, naming it after Alexander Lafayette Campbell, a grist mill owner who ran a corn mill for many years there. Campbell’s Covered Bridge is an old wooden bridge that crosses Beaverdam Creek off Pleasant Hill Road near Gowensville.
Another lovely area in Upstate SC that would be a great place to call home!