Text from a nearby plaque:
For 100 years the "Swamp Rabbit" railroad crossed the Reedy River at this site. The train trestle was demolished in 1990, leaving the old concrete piers which now form an integral part of this dam.
Primarily a carrier of freight, the railroad was first known as the Carolina, Knoxville and Western and later became the Greenvile and Northern. It was nicknamed "Swamp Rabbit" by local Greenvillians who often rode it on picnic excursions to northern Greenville County.
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