History

RELIVE | Events That Shaped The Area

When you've been around since 1753, you've got some stories.

One of the biggest, and the one we play off of throughout this site, is our part in the Revolutionary War. Battles that were won in this area changed the course of the war, and in turn, the history of our nation. But we can also tell you about our railroads, textile mills, soldier training camps and so much more. Grab your camera and explore our past.  

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Historical Downtown Walking Map

Download this free printable walking map of historical downtown Spartanburg.

Spartanburg History Walking Map
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Textile Town Guide

Textile Town GuideExplore the textile heritage of Spartanburg, SC with this self-guided tour.
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Textile Tour Guide




Historical Itineraries

We've done your history homework. Simplified itineraries for families and history buffs alike. Even if you're short on time, we have a tour planned for you to get the most out of your trip to Spartanburg.

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Featured Spartanburg Historical Videos

Independence started in our backyard.

The area became accessible to settlers following a treaty struck with the Cherokee Indian nation in 1753.

Later, the Revolutionary War began, and the Spartanburg locale witnessed an impressive number of engagements; enough of which to boast of containing more battle sites than almost any other location in the U. S.

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Guides & Listings

Historic activities and attractions abound in the Spartanburg area. Travel back in time and relive these events.

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Featured History Articles

Finding local history at four Spartanburg County museums

Aren’t museums odd kinds of places?

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Local Cemeteries: Two and a half centuries of history

If Spartanburg is your hometown you may recall Spartanburg’s greatest annual festival: the Spring Fling!

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Spartanburg’s World-Class Maestro

“Conducting, or ‘waving my arms’ as some people call it, is only ten percent of my job,” said Sarah Ioannides.

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VIDEOS

From the Spartanburg Insider's Blog

  1. Sweet Spartanburg Peaches Chris Jennings 27-Jul-2015
  2. Marshall Tucker Band Chris Jennings 09-Jul-2015
  3. The Hub of the Hubs Chris Jennings 10-Jun-2015
  4. Eating the Thai Way in Spartanburg Chris Jennings 04-May-2015

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