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Honea Path or Honey Path? Legend and lore surround the small town of Honea Path, especially regarding its name. A large Indian trail led to what would eventually become Honea Path, but where exactly did the name come from? Residents will argue over several different stories that have been passed down through generations. Theories range from a large presence of bees, to the existence of an Indian Chief named Honea, to the Indian word for "path" sounding almost like "honey" and everything in between. To cause even more confusion, the town's 1855 charter calls it "Honey Path" while history shows that locals called it "Honea Path" before the Civil War. Regardless, Honea Path saw incredible growth after settlement and has given Anderson County two of its most extraordinary landmarks; the Chiquola Mill and the Carnegie Library. Honea Path is a must-see in historic Anderson County.