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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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six
Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six

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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. During the Siege of Ninety...
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six

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The British fort, or "redoubt" at Ninety Six was nick-named "The Star Fort," due to the shape of the stronghold. The "star fort" provided an effective defensive position, built adjacent to the town of...
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six

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Even though General Nathaniel Greene's army suffered a defeat at the hands of General Cornwallis at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Greene's army was largely still intact. Cornwallis moved his army...
Williamson, Andrew | South Carolina Public Radio
Williamson, Andrew | South Carolina Public Radio

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“W” is for Williamson, Andrew [ca. 1730-1786]. Soldier. Williamson immigrated to Ninety Six District from his native Scotland. He was a lieutenant during the Cherokee War. An ardent patriot at the...
Limestone College | History of SC Slide Collection
Limestone College | History of SC Slide Collection

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Limestone College women stroll in front of the college's main building in Gaffney; the skirt styles, blue jeans, and car date this photograph as sometime in the early 1950s. Their attire is a far cry...
Lander College | History of SC Slide Collection
Lander College | History of SC Slide Collection

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Lander College, in Greenwood, was founded in Anderson County by Dr. Samuel Lander for the Upper South Carolina Methodist Conference in 1873 as the Williamston Female College. When it moved to...