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
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.
Founded in 1978, Discover Upcountry was the third or fourth organization in the state to be formed to promote tourism in multiple counties, according to Tim Todd.
The only person to put a home in the immediate area of Reedy Falls was Lemuel J. Alston.
The Spring Park Inn house, with its exposed end chimney and full-width front porch, was originally built sometime before 1820 by Aquilla Bradley.
Dana Thorpe has been at the Upcountry History Museum since 2013.
Business grew briskly over the next decades
As competition grew and tastes changed, a 19-year tradition of dining at Seven Oaks ended in early 2002.
Timing and location of the hotel could not have been better. Within a few years, one of America’s largest events, The Textile Exposition, came to town with thousands upon thousands of people visiting and needing a bed.
Early colonists copied the British love and custom for afternoon tea, though all of the leaves were imported.
The city’s first vineyard was started by the Garrauxs, a Swiss immigrant family of 11, who planted about 1 ½ acres of grapes just over a mile from downtown Greenville.