Travelers Rest doctor, former mayor recognized with hometown intersection dedication

MARIETTA, S.C. — Community members, family members and friends on Saturday gathered for a hometown road dedication ceremony, recognizing an area resident for his contributions in northern Greenville County.

The intersection of U.S. 276 (Geer Highway) and S.C. 288 (Pumkintown Highway) in Marietta was named in honor of Dr. James E. Barnett’s decades of service.

Dr. Barnett began his medical practice in Travelers Rest in 1955 and served generations of Greenville County residents. He also has been a civic leader and advocate for the area, serving two terms as mayor of Travelers Rest and contributing to infrastructure development to help the area grow.

The S.C.General Assembly’s Concurrent Resolution was introduced by Sen. Tom Corbin, R-Greenville, in the Senate and Rep. Mike Burns, R-Travelers Rest, in the House.

The dedication ceremony took place at Marietta First Baptist Church.


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