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McBee

McBee (c. 1902; 1.2 sq. miles; population: 715).

McLeod Farms Roadside Stand

McBee was named after a railroad executive; in this case, V.E. "Bunch" McBee, born July 26, 1849, in Greenville County, SC, the son of William Pinkney and Harriett Butler McBee. Bunch McBee was one of South Carolina's leading forces in the building of railroads, was responsible for the Columbia, South Carolina to Hamlet, North Carolina line, which runs through McBee, and was at one time superintendent of the Seaboard Air Line Railway. McBee, incorporated in 1902, when it became the starting point of the Columbia, Monroe, and Charlotte Railroad.  

McLeod Farms Antique Car Museum

McBee is well known for the peach industry, and visitors flock to the McLeod Farms Roadside Stand and Antique Car Museum for peaches, other fruits and vegetables, homemade peach ice cream, or just to rock on the front porch. The Old McBee Train Depot still stands today, and has been converted into a Railroad Museum and the town library, within holds the history of the railroad system with many displays covering many aspects of a bygone era.

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