Honea Path has many lakes and creeks: towards Anderson on Highway 252 is Blue Barker Creek (aka, Blue Creek) and Barkers Creek, and towards Princeton on Highway 76 is Broad Mouth Creek. The public schools offered to Honea Path students are Belton / Honea Path.
Honea Path is home to a Carnegie library built from donations by Andrew Carnegie. Honea Path was site to a fight between textile union workers and textile management on September 6, 1934, which led to the deaths of six picketers and the injury of approximately twenty more at the hands of textile factory guards. Bullet wounds were found in the backs of many, and they were reported to have been shot fleeing the picket lines. This event is featured in the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary on the POV series called "The Uprising of '34".Historical photo essay entitled "Mill Town Murder".