Did you know...

Greenville was called Pleasantburg until 1831??

I don't know about you, but I love learning random facts about my hometown. Like how Greenville was known as the "Textile Center of the World" in the early 1900's. Whether you are new to the area or were born in St. Francis hospital, you'll be the center of attention sharing these little known facts about our beautiful Upstate.

  • Travelers Rest got its name because in the early 1800's, travelers used the area as a "pit stop" on long journeys. Some even stayed for months so as not to get stuck in the mountains during the winter months.
  • Taylors, SC isn't actually a city. It's more like an extremely large neighborhood.
  • The Upstate was once named Sperling's #1 Worst Cities for Respiratory Infections (Uh-Oh. Better wash your hands!)
  • The Spartanburg Downtown Airport was the first airport in South Carolina. 
  • Landrum High School in Landrum, SC is the home of the 1st First National Beta Club chapter in the country.
  • The only remaining covered bridge is located near Gowensville. Campbell's Covered Bridge was built in 1909 and is a popular spot for family picnics, hiking, and event portraits.
  • Duncan Park baseball stadium in Spartanburg is the nation's oldest minor league baseball stadium.
  • The Gaffney Peach water tower was built in 1981.
  • Marriage licenses were not required in South Carolina until 1911!
  • Anderson is nicknamed "The Electric City".
  • The Anderson Jockey Lot is said to be the South's biggest flea market, operating on 65 acres of land.