From the Post Courier article By Hannah Alani -
In the backwoods of Newberry County, Michael Bedenbaugh waded through thick brush and stepped over tree limbs in his rubber-soled sandals.
His hand touched the crumbling, reddish brown brick facade of a late 19th century building.
This was likely a general store, or maybe a bank, the statewide preservationist said. It's just down the hill from where ruins of an old gas station, a dark wooden home and an abandoned mill fade away in the forest.
Behold: the abandoned town of Chappells.
Thank-you Post and Courier for being so interested in reporting on rural SC outside Charleston and beyond the Lowcountry! There are many challenges that will take all of us to help repair!