Business/ Entrepreneurs

In this section find South Carolinians who are entrepreneurs, landowners or who made great contributions to the world of business.

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Vardry McBee | Let's Go!
Vardry McBee | Let's Go!

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When Vardry McBee arrived in 1815 from North Carolina, he saw Greenville's potential. He liked it because of the good land and good climate the Upcountry had to offer. So, he saw it as a good...
Burroughs and Chapin | South Carolina Public Radio
Burroughs and Chapin | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Burroughs & Chapin. Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc., was formed in 1990 when the century-old Burroughs & Collins Company of Conway merged with Myrtle Beach Farms Company. Headquartered in...
Self, James Cuthbert | South Carolina Public Radio
Self, James Cuthbert | South Carolina Public Radio

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“S” is for Self, James Cuthbert [1876-1955]. Textile manufacturer, philanthropist. A native of Bowles Mountain in Edgefield County [now Greenwood County], Self attended a business college in Virginia...
James Lide Coker | History of SC Slide Collection
James Lide Coker | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born near Society Hill, James Lide Coker (1837-1918) attended local schools, the South Carolina Military Institute of Charleston, and Harvard University, where he received specialized agricultural...
William Henry Drayton | S.C. Hall of Fame
William Henry Drayton | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Born in Charleston, South Carolina, William Henry Drayton (1742-1779) was a planter, lawyer, and politician during the Revolutionary War. He is credited with co-designing with Arthur Middleton the...
Thomas Lynch Sr. |  S.C. Hall of Fame
Thomas Lynch Sr. | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Thomas Lynch, Sr. (1727-1776) was a rice planter on the Santee River. One of his houses, Hopsewee, was built in 1749. Lynch attended St. James Santee Church and was a member of the Winyah Indigo...