Greenville (South Carolina)

Greenville (South Carolina)

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Greenville was laid out in 1797 on the Reedy River in the Piedmont area, not far from the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern South Carolina. It was incorporated as a city in 1907. Greenville is a trade and processing center for agriculture and livestock products. There are many textile mills, garment factories and farm-produce-processing and -packing establishments in the city. Greenville has plants where metals, paper, rubber products, motor vehicles, chemicals and electronic equipment are manufactured.

Textile Hall is the scene of the biennial Southern Textile Exposition. Greenville is the seat of Furman University, Bob Jones University, Greenville Technical College and a Shriners' hospital for children. It has an art museum, a symphony orchestra, a zoo and the popular Little Theater. Tourists are attracted to a historic park in the city, as well as to the two state parks and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.

There are many hotels and restaurants in Greenville. The city is 160 km northwest from Columbia and 670 km southwest from Washington D.C.

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