Business was good and the city’s skyline changed significantly in this decade.
By mid-decade, 10% of the supplies for the textile industry were bought in Greenville, purchasing departments for 56 mills were in the city, and 43 mill presidents lived here.
The stage was being set for a level of growth and prosperity that Greenville hadn’t yet experienced.
As Greenville reached the last decade of the 19th century, the city population reached just over 8,000.
Did you know? In 1882 the Southern Bell Telephone Company set up the first city telephones and a year later, Main Street was lined with telephone poles and wires.
This focal point of the newly-established city of Greenville no longer looked like it had since the Village of Pleasantburg started in 1797.
At the beginning of the decade, two Greenville homes were built that continue to add charm to their neighborhoods.
Two amenities, missing at the beginning of the decade, would soon come and take the town to the next level.
The 1840s saw continued growth with the summer Lowcountry tourism crowd and catered to it with more accommodations.
The village of Greenville progressed in importance politically and economically by the beginning of the 1830s so much so that Gov. James Hamilton Jr. signed an “Act to Incorporate the…
The 1820s held unprecedented development for the village known as Greenville
While Woolworth’s lunches were an integral part of many Greenvillians' daily lives, what ultimately made the restaurant important in our city’s history is the role it played during the crucial time of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
At the close of the decade, the population of the village was about 400 and continued to attract wealthy Lowcountry visitors.
For an African American born a decade after emancipation, freedom was in place, but life continued to be difficult.
At the start of the new century, numerous farms and plantations were established as Greenville developed primarily as an agriculture center.