Walnut Grove Plantation Roebuck Spartanburg County
Location Tyger River, Roebuck, Ninety-Six District, Spartanburg County
Located off SC 215 at 1200 Otts Shoals Road
Origin of name Named for the walnut trees planted on the property by Kate Moore Barry
Walnut Grove Plantation Chimney Lauren Fertig, 2010 (Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
1763 Earliest known date of existence
Charles Moore received a grant for 550 acres along the Tyger River by King George III. He later received additional grants bringing his total acreage to about 3,000 (1 ).
1765 Charles Moore built a house on the property.
Charles and his wife Mary raised their ten children on the plantation.
1767 Margaret Kathryn Moore (Kate). the first child of Charles and Mary Moore, married General Andrew Barry at the age of 15. During the Revolutionary War Kate helped her husband by spying on Tory troops, chasing them away from her home, and gathering men to help her husband fight. She was considered quite a heroine.
1770 Charles Moore built a school building and operated the first school in Spartanburg County. Rocky Spring Academy was open until 1850.
1961 The house, along with eight acres, was given to the Spartanburg County Foundation in a special trust with the Spartanburg County Historical Association as the sponsor for the trust. Up to this time, descendants of Charles and Mary Moore had owned the house and property (1 ).
Walnut Grove Plantation House Outbuildings Lauren Fertig, 2010 (Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
Number of acres 550 in 1763; 3,000; 8 in 1961
Walnut Grove Plantation Kitchen Building Lauren Fertig, 2010 (Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
Many of the outbuildings used in the 18th century still remain. These include kitchen, blacksmith shop, wheat house, barn, meat house (built in 1765), wellhouse with dry cellar, school, and doctor’s quarters.
Carolina W. Todd and Sidney Wait, South Carolina: A Day at a Time (Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing Company, 2008)
Jane Ockershausen, The South Carolina One-Day Trip Book (McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1998)
Information contributed by Victoria Edwards, a Moore family descendent.
Walnut Grove Plantation 1200 Otts Shoals Road Roebuck, SC 29376
Cemetery at Walnut Grove Plantation Lauren Fertig, 2010 (Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
Well at Walnut Grove Plantation Lauren Fertig, 2010 (Do Not Use Without Written Consent)
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Obesity Prevalence Maps Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Obesity is common, serious and costly
More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief PDF-704KB]
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines ]
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Obesity affects some groups more than others
[Read abstract Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) ]
Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (48.1%) followed by Hispanics (42.5%), non-Hispanic whites (34.5%), and non-Hispanic Asians (11.7%). Obesity is higher among middle age adults age 40-59 years (40.2%) and older adults age 60 and over (37.0%) than among younger adults age 20–39 (32.3%).
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Among non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American men, those with higher incomes are more likely to have obesity than those with low income.
Higher income women are less likely to have obesity than low-income women.
There is no significant relationship between obesity and education among men. Among women, however, there is a trend—those with college degrees are less likely to have obesity compared with less educated women.
Obesity Prevalence Maps State-specific data on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) shows that obesity prevalence remains high in the United States.