Dixie Republic is the South’s largest Confederate store.
It was a long-held dream of owner Scott Goldsmith to open such a place, stocked floor to ceiling with items that celebrate and promote the South. The store began as Dixie Outpost, set up in a triple-wide trailer remodeled to resemble an old-fashioned log cabin. The demand for Scott’s “all-South” vision began to grow, and a year later he moved to a much bigger, brand-new store farther up Highway 25 outside Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
Scott likes to think his Presbyterian, Scots-Irish ancestors would very much approve.
After his kinfolk arrived in the South, they fought in the American Revolution.
After the war, they settled in upcountry South Carolina.
All 16 of Scott’s great-great-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy.
Scott received his B.A. in Economics from Furman University, and his Masters of Fine Arts from Clemson University. He’s received many awards and national exposure for his paintings.
In 2003, he started what became Dixie Republic. Its mission, then and now, is to celebrate the South, to promote pride, especially for European-American Southerners.