Take Highway 252 from Anderson to intersection with US 76. Turn left, go
approximately one fourth of a mile. Turn right across railroad tracks onto
Shirley Street. Library is located near U. S. Post Office. Map
and custom directions.
The 1855 charter of this small Anderson County municipality
refers to the town as Honey Path. It was allegedly named for William Honey, an
early trader and large landowner in the area. In 1917 the town was incorporated
under the name Honea Path, perhaps because the writing in an early document
was so illegible that the y was read as an a. In 1908, Honea Path was
awarded a Carnegie Library, it was the smallest town to receive a library. The
library is named after the Miss Jennie Erwin, who was instrumental in obtaining
the funding from the Carnegie Foundation to build the library.