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Spartanburg County, South Carolina

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History

Spartanburg County and its county seat, the city of Spartanburg, were named for the Spartan Regiment, a local militia regiment that fought in the American Revolutionary War. As Spartan County, it was formed in 1785 as a part of the Ninety-Six District. In 1791, it was renamed to Spartanburg County, and from 1791 to 1800 it was part of the Pinckney District. Much later, in 1897, part of Spartanburg County went to form Cherokee County. In 1800, all "over-arching Districts" were abolished, and all counties were renamed as districts, including the Spartanburg District. In 1868, South Carolina redefined all districts back to counties, and Spartanburg County has continued to this day.

European settlers, primarily Scots-Irish, began moving into this area from Pennsylvania and Virginia in the latter half of the eighteenth century. For many years the primary occupations were small-scale cattle raising and cotton farming. Areas with mineral springs, such as Glenn Springs, were also popular summer resorts for lowcountry residents. Following the American Civil War, textile manufacturing became the dominant industry, and Spartanburg County remains an important manufacturing center today.

Adjacent Counties

For a complete list of Communities, please see Wikipedia.

Cities & Towns

  • Campobello
  • Central Pacolet
  • Chesnee (part)
  • Cowpens
  • Duncan
  • Greer (part)
  • Inman
  • Landrum
  • Lyman
  • Pacolet
  • Reidville
  • Spartanburg (County Seat)
  • Wellford
  • Woodruff

Links

Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Carolana.com

USS Spartanburg LST-1192