The Dark Corner of South Carolina has been shrouded in mystery for over 175 years. Loosely defined, it’s the towns of Landrum, Gowensville and Glassy Mountain that make up the Dark Corner. The area was named not from its reputation for moonshining as most people believe, but because in 1832 it was the only area that voted against the nullification act which gave South Carolina the right to ignore federal mandates. A local politician said in one of his speeches that this was a dark corner where the light of Nullification could never shine. Thus the name the Dark Corner caught on. This article was published by ourupstateinfo.info and at See the South.