The Longest Tunnel In South Carolina Has A Truly Fascinating Backstory

Aside from underpasses on the highway system, South Carolina is virtually devoid of tunnels. But there is one (partial) tunnel that has a very interesting backstory. It’s called Stumphouse Tunnel, reportedly named for a Cherokee woman who lived on the mountain it passes under. Stumphouse Tunnel was to be one of three tunnels on a planned new route for the Blue Ridge Railroad that connected Charleston to the Ohio River Valley in the mid-1800s.

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Stumphouse Tunnel Park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Admission is $5 per vehicle and includes parking. Learn more from the official website for the Visit Oconee County.

Address: Stumphouse Tunnel, Stumphouse Tunnel Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691, USA