bill fitzpatrick - destinyunknown

about bill

I love South Carolina, what can I say? My travels and interests have taken me to many different places, but it is here, in one of our country's first thirteen colonies that enjoy most. It is all here, the good, bad and ugly of American history. And to think we can visit so many of these places and landmarks of the past with just a few hours of effort...


When I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1978, MBA in hand, I never thought I would be in this state for so many years. Never thought at the time that I would write book, become a columnist for an Indian-American magazine in Atlanta, never thought I would become part of a couple of statewide groups that wish to preserve our past.


Thank you for visiting my website. 


Safe travels, Bill



our south carolina community

Board of Directors: Friends of Trinity-Abbeville (FOTA)


Board of Directors: Preservation South Carolina


writing

Created South Carolina's Sacred Spaces, a coffee-table book that features stories and photographs of approximately 70 of our state's historic churches.


In 2015 and into 2016, contributed digital content to National Trust for Historic Preservation, link for the story of Lower Long Cane Presbyterian).


From 2011-2019, wrote monthly "Americana" column for Khabar, an Atlanta based print magazine that caters to the needs and interests of first-generation Indian-Americans (2012-).


In 2014 wrote, "The Top 12 Forgotten Landmarks" column for the South Carolina Heritage Corridor.


Books include Bottoms Up, America! (1996), Destination India, Destiny Unknown, (2010), and  eBooks South Carolina's Magnificent National Historic Landmarks and South Carolina's Sacred Spaces.


photography

The mural-sized "Octagonal Church"  is part of the Upcountry's History Museum 2016-2017 exhibit, "Back Where I Come From: The Upcountry’s Piedmont Blues." Also featured as part of the exhibit is   "Beaufort County's Mary Jenkins Praise House."


"Durbrovnik from the Rooftops" (right) is on permanent display at Furman Univserity.


"The Old City" (2)

speaking and publicity

Upcountry Literary Festival, University of South Carolina-Union (March, 2018)


National Trust for Historic Preservation (2016-)


Greenville County Historical Society (2014)


South Carolina Landmark Conference (2013)


Appearances on talk radio (WBT-Charlotte), television (Greenville, Charleston) during promotional tour of Bottoms Up, America!


Numeorus book events throughout the Carolinas and Georgia