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"Growing a Newly Formed Town on the Dreams and the Heritage of its Past"
© Town of Connelly Springs
The demise of the once thriving town was contributed to several factors including the Great Depression, and the closure of People's Bank due to embezzlement in May 1927. (Mr. Morgan, the bank cashier, was apprehended in South Carolina and sentenced to serve one year and one day in jail for his deed). Progress and the automobile era also contributed to the town’s demise as Highway #10 through town became #70 and by-passed Main Street.
Vacationers ventured to Asheville and other destinations and the once famous hotel lost its popularity. During World War II and the effects of the war on the Homefront, the hotel was vacant and dismantled.
Eventually, the buildings on Main Street stood empty except for Lindy’s Furniture Store. The town became a bedroom community with its residents employed in textile and furniture manufacturing facilities in neighboring towns.