Greenville is both a city and a county in South Carolina's Piedmont region, named for a revolutionary war general. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Cherokee Indians lived and hunted in the area that is now Greenville County.

Until the 1930’s, Greenville was famous for its textile mills.

Today, the auto, chemical and papermaking industries are important to the county's economy.

Where to Visit:

Bob Jones University & Gallery
Admission Fee
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-242-5100
Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-271-7570
Greenville Zoo
Admission Fee
150 Cleveland Park Drive
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-467-4300

Where to Read More About It:

Huff, A. V., (1995). Greenville: The history of the city and county in the South Carolina Piedmont. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.
The offcial web directory of Greenville SC.
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greenville County
(The Greenville News)

Last Modified: Monday July 01, 2019 10:26 AM