Limestone Springs Historic District

Gaffney Residential Historic District national historic district located at Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina. The district encompasses nine contributing building and 1 contributing structure in Gaffney. The focal point of the district is the historic section of Limestone College campus. The campus includes the nine buildings constructed between about 1837 and 1941. The buildings on the campus are oriented towards a central lawn and fountain. The buildings are classically inspired and include architectural styles such as Gothic Revival and Neoclassical and also a meeting house form church. Also included in the district is a limestone quarry that was mined in the 19th and early-20th century and a mid-19th century church building. The limestone quarry is located adjacent to the historic section of the campus and the Limestone Springs Baptist Church is adjacent to the quarry. Notable buildings include the separately listed Winnie Davis Hall and Limestone Springs Hotel.[2][3]

Limestone Springs Historic District
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Limestone College, May 2009
Limestone Springs Historic District is located in South Carolina
Limestone Springs Historic District
Limestone Springs Historic District is located in the United States
Limestone Springs Historic District
LocationO'Neal St. extension and Limestone College campus, Gaffney, South Carolina
Coordinates35°3′14″N 81°38′53″W / 35.05389°N 81.64806°W / 35.05389; -81.64806Coordinates: 35°3′14″N 81°38′53″W / 35.05389°N 81.64806°W / 35.05389; -81.64806
Area12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built1845 (1845)
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Gothic
MPSGaffney MRA
NRHP reference #86000597[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 27, 1986

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Limestone Springs Historic District, Cherokee County (Gaffney)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  3. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Limestone Springs Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014. and Accompanying map