South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Bear Branch Heritage Preserve
Property LocationAiken, SC 29801
Latitude: 33.672 Longitude:-81.799
Property Type: Heritage Preserve - Cultural
NO Hunting Allowed on Property
Hours of Operation
Closed except for prearranged tours.
Bear Branch Heritage Preserve is a 173-acre tract in northern Aiken County. Visitation is by prearranged tour only.
B.F. Landrum began making pottery here in 1848 and passed the tradition on to his son, who continued the process into the 1920's. The preserve protects an alkaline glaze stoneware site and is the only true folk pottery in the Old Edgefield District.