Part of the Spartanburg metro area, Campobello is convenient to I-26 and
the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway (S.C. 11).
Before the Civil
War the land was part of a large plantation owned by Joseph Davis.
One day, as visitors were leaving on horseback, they stopped and looked
back at the rolling farmland and someone in the group exclaimed, "Campa
bella" meaning "beautiful field." Because it was such a fitting
description, Davis adopted the Italian phrase as the name for his
A room in Mr. Davis' home was designated as the area post office. The
change from Campabella to Campobello probably occurred as a result of a
postal clerk's poor handwriting.
Today, Campobello is surrounded by peach and apple orchards, and
especially in the Spring when the fruit trees bloom, it is still "Campa
keeping with tradition one of the Appalachian region’s most authentic
annual folk celebrations is held in October, the Moonshiner’s Reunion
and Mountain Music Festival