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Craig Park — Chesterfield, South Carolina

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Craig Park

Craig’s Park in Chesterfield was created in 1935 on land donated by one of the town’s first families. Revolutionary War Patriot John Craig relocated to this area from Chesterfield County, Virginia, around 1785. He quickly established Craig’s Mill, an early industrial complex containing a gristmill, a sawmill, and cotton gin. He and his family were so influential that the town and county were named for his previous home.

Craig Park

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Craig’s extensive property remained in the family until 1935 when William Duke Craig, grandson of John Craig, donated much of it to the city to be used as a public park. The Works Progress Administration converted the land into useable space, including an amphitheater, picnic grounds, and a community center.

Craig Park Community Center

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Recently the park created the Craig’s Mill Trail. The plaque honoring Emma Hearn Hanna acknowledges the time and energy she put into improving the park by organizing much its structural development.

Craig Park Chesterfield

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Craig Park Info

Address: North Page Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709
GPS Coordinates: 34.738033,-80.088125

Craig Park Map

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2 Comments about Craig Park

SCIWAY says:
June 17th, 2015 at 8:22 am

Hi, Elizabeth! Here is a link to renting the cabin:!facility-rentals/c1gs

Elizabeth says:
June 16th, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Do you have a contact number for renting out the cabin?


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