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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The Golden Stars Photos | Digital Traditions
The Golden Stars Photos | Digital Traditions

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Formed in 1946, this gospel group performed a weekly radio show on WGSW-AM in Greenwood, SC (Greenwood County). The members are Alphonso Devlin, Willie Dye, Pressley Murray, James Bryant Jr., Benny...
Benjamin E. Mays | History of SC Slide Collection
Benjamin E. Mays | History of SC Slide Collection

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Benjamin E. Mays (1894-1984) was born in Greenwood County, the son of former slaves, and educated at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and the University of Chicago, where he received his M.A. and Ph...
Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Heritage
Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Heritage

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The Legend of Isaqueena blends fact with fantasy. An Indian trade based out of Ninety Six in the early 1750's grew to become the largest business operating outside of Charleston. Alan assisted with...