Lying in the Lower Piedmont of South Carolina’s Upstate, Greenwood County resulted from a merger of Abbeville and Edgefield counties in 1897. Greenwood County was named after its county seat, and the county seat’s name honors area local John McGehee’s plantation.

The county’s railroad augmented the rise of cotton growing and the textile manufacturing industry in the county. Food processing, life science, and advanced materials lead the county’s economy today. The county is also known as the home of Lander University, a small public university, and Lake Greenwood.

Area Info & History. Accessed June 06, 2016. http://www.visitgreenwoodsc.com/

Target Industries. Accessed June 08, 2016. http://partnershipalliance.com/target-industries/

 

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Greenwood, Part 1 - The Museum | Palmetto Places
Greenwood, Part 1 - The Museum | Palmetto Places

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Greenwood County is known as “The Railroad Center for Western South Carolina.” Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Greenwood County, and talks about one of Greenwood’s most well known...
Greenwood | History Of SC Slide Collection
Greenwood | History Of SC Slide Collection

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Greenwood, in what was originally the old Ninety Six District, got its name from the plantation located there in 1823-1824 by Judge John McGehee, and named "Green Wood" by his wife. The post office...