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Directions to American Legion Hall

Spartanburg is easily accessible from Interstates 26 and 85.  Using a GPS navigator?  The address of the American Legion Post 28 is:  94  West Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC, 29306.  It is in Duncan Park, off of Union St (SC 56).

 

From points east or west of Spartanburg on Interstate 85: exit to Business 85 Business Loop toward Spartanburg (exit 77 from Charlotte, and exit 69 from Greenville). Take the Asheville Hwy exit to 176 and 56. In the traffic circle, take the right to East 56 toward Spartanburg and Wofford College. Proceed on 56 for 3.5 miles, passing Wofford College, the Marriot Hotel and the city library on your left. One block after the library, turn left at the traffic signal onto SC 56, also called Henry St. Go .4 miles and turn right onto 56, also called Union St. Go .9 miles to the third traffic light and turn right onto Duncan Park Dr. Bear right and go .5 miles on W. Park Dr., with two baseball fields on your left. Turn right into the American Legion Post 28 grounds: there are a stone pedestal and a sign on the lightpost to show the turn.

 

From Asheville via Interstate 26: use exit 19B to 85 North Spartanburg and 85 Business Loop. Go 2.1 miles to exit 4, Asheville Hwy, 176 and 56. This is a traffic circle: take the right at the sign to East 56 Spartanburg (toward Wofford College). Continue on Rt. 56 3.5 miles into downtown Spartanburg; the road changes names to N. Church St. and S. Church St, and you pass Wofford College, The Marriot Hotel and the city library on your left side. One block after the library, turn left at the traffic light onto SC 56, also called Henry St. Go .4 miles and turn right at the light onto 56, also called Union St. Go .9 miles to the 3rd traffic light and turn right onto Duncan Park Dr. Go .5 miles on what becomes W. Park Dr., with two baseball fields on your left. Go right into the American Legion grounds; there is a stone pedestal and a sign on the light pole.

 

From Columbia on Interstate 26:  Take exit 22 to Rt. 296, Reidville Rd.  Go to the right, 296 East to Spartanburg, which is also called John B. White Sr. Blvd.  Stay on Rt. 296 for 3.1 miles, then turn right at The Beacon restaurant onto Daniel Morgan.  Go .7 miles and turn right at the light onto W. Henry St.  Go .6 miles and turn right at the light to 56, also called Union St.  Go .9 miles to the third light, and turn right onto Duncan Park Dr.  Bear right onto W. Park Dr. and go .5 miles, with two baseball fields on your left.  Turn right into the American Legion Post 28 grounds; there are a stone pedestal and a sign on the lightpole to mark the driveway.

 

From southern Spartanburg County on SC 56:  The entrance to Duncan Park Drive is 2.7 miles past the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.  Turn left at the light onto Duncan Park Dr.  Go .5 miles on W. Park Dr., with two baseball fields on your left.  Turn right into the American Legion Post 28 grounds; there are a stone pedestal and a sign on the lightpost to mark the driveway.