One Of The First Mill Towns In The Country, Graniteville, South Carolina, Has A Dark And Storied History
In the 1840s, as northern states in the U.S. were flourishing during the period of industrialization, the South loomed far behind until one man, William Gregg, moved into South Carolina and made some changes. His insight and efforts brought the South into play with the prospering New England states, making one little town in South Carolina one of the first mill towns in the entire South.
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While it is true that few towns and cities around the state are without a tragic tale or two, the tiny community of Graniteville has seen a lot of tragedy in its 176 years since Gregg arrived to build out one of the first mill towns in the South. Have you passed through Graniteville, or do you know someone who is from there? Let us know!
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.