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Palmetto Bluff History: Gallavant Street

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Nov 2, 2020


From roads named after an abundance of trout to streets paying homage to artifacts dating back hundreds of years, each street in Palmetto Bluff has been given a carefully chosen name that represents the history of the property.

Next up is Gallavant Street in Hayfields. Have you ever wondered why “gallivant” is misspelled as “gallavant” on our street sign? It’s not a mistake…or at least not our mistake.

Located in the Hayfields neighborhood of Palmetto Bluff, Gallavant Street is named for a racehorse that once belonged to R.T. Wilson, Jr. In fact, all of the streets in the neighborhood known as Hayfields were named after racehorses owned by R.T. Wilson, Jr., the early 20th-century owner of Palmetto Bluff. “Gallavant” was one of the stars of Wilson’s stable in 1905 and 1906.

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From charming rooms, suites and cottages at Montage Palmetto Bluff to majestic homes in Wilson and Moreland villages that pay homage to the region’s rich heritage, all it takes is a short stay to create the stories that last a lifetime.