Greenville, South Carolina



Greenville_South_CarolinaGreenville is a large, green city and county seat located in Greenville County in South Carolina. As of the 2010 U. S. Census, the city has a population of 58, 409. Greenville with its historical residences and modern office towers, is defined as where “Old South” meets “New South. “ Greenville, South Carolina is the 3rd biggest city in the state and the biggest in “The Upstate”, an area that consists of the 6 counties in the northwestern corner of South Carolina.
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History

The area was part of the Cherokee nation’s guarded grounds after the treaty of 1763 ending the French & Indian War. No white man was permitted to enter, although some families already had settled just inside the boundary, and white traders regularly crossed the area. The first white man to settle permanently in the area was Richard Pearis, who settled at the falls of the Reedy River sometime after 1770. Paris Mountain, the mountain overlooking the city, is named for him.

During the Revolution, the Cherokee (and, incidentally, Pearis) sided with the British. After a campaign in 1776, the Cherokee agreed to the Treaty of DeWitt’s Corner ceding territory that includes present-day Greenville County to South Carolina.

Greenville was orignally called Pleasantburg. Greenville County was created in 1786, but was called Greenville District from 1800 until 1868. The area is named for General Nathanael Greene, who led Revolutionary troops in the Carolinas.

Geography

Greenville is located at 34°50’40″ North, 82°23’8″ West (34. 844313, -82. 385428)
Greenville proper is relatively small in population and size; however, its metropolitan area compares well with most secondary US cities. Greenville is in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and is, therefore, graced with many hills and knolls. The highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain, is nearby in northern part of Greenville County. Paris Mountain is the second most prominent ridge in the area, it is also home to many of the area’s television and radio stations’ towers. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Greenville has a total area of 67. 7 km² (26. 1 mi²). 67. 5 km² (26. 1 mi²) of it is land and 0. 2 km² (0. 1 mi²) of it is water. The total area that is 0. 23% water.

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