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Encyclopedia > Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
Location in South Carolina

Nicknames: G-Vegas Greenville is the name of several places: In Liberia: Greenville, Liberia In the United States of America: Greenville, Alabama Greenville, California Greenville, Delaware Greenville, Florida Greenville, Georgia Greenville, Illinois Greenville, Indiana Greenville, Jersey City, New Jersey Greenville, Kentucky Greenville, Maine Greenville, Massachusetts Greenville, Michigan Greenville, Mississippi Greenville, New Hampshire Greenville... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83...

Coordinates: 34°50′40″N 82°23′8″W / 34.84444, -82.38556
County Greenville County
Founded 1831
Government
 - Mayor Knox White
Area
 - City 67.7 km² (26.1 sq mi)
 - Water 0.2 km² (0.1 sq mi)  0.23%
Population (2006)
 - City 56,002
 - Density 829.4/km² (2,148.1/sq mi)
 - Urban 302,194
 - Metro 601,986 (2,006 est.)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Website: www.greatergreenville.com

Greenville is a mid-sized city located in the upstate of South Carolina. It is the county seat of Greenville County[1] and the principal city in the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley metropolitan area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 56,002, and an urbanized area population of 302,194. As of the July 1, 2006 census estimates the Greenville Metropolitan Area (MSA) has a population of 601,986. Greenville is the largest city of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area (CSA) which has a 2006 estimated population of 1,203,795. The CSA, an 8-county region of northwestern South Carolina, is known as "The Upstate". Greenville is located approximately halfway between the cities of Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina along Interstate I-85, and its metropolitan area is further serviced by I-385 and I-185. United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina, United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina, United States. ... Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. ... Easley is a city located in Pickens County, South Carolina. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... For other uses, see Upstate. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 385 is an interstate highway located in upstate South Carolina. ... Interstate 185 is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ...

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Geography and Climate

Greenville is located at 34°50′40″N, 82°23′8″W (34.844313, -82.385428),[2] centrally located among Atlanta (120 miles southwest), Charlotte (90 miles northeast) and Columbia (90 miles southeast). This central location contributed to Greenville's selection as a railroad and FedEx airfreight hub. Atlanta redirects here. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ...


Greenville is in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and therefore contains many hills and knolls. The highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain, is nearby in the northern part of Pickens County, which adjoins Greenville County on the west. Paris Mountain, home to many of the area's television and radio stations' towers, is the second most prominent peak in the area and overlooks the downtown area from less than 7 miles (11 km) away. 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. Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in the state of South Carolina, USA, with a summit elevation of 3560 feet (1085 meters) above mean sea level. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Geology and seismology

Gold and other minerals have been mined in Greenville since the early 1800s. Rubies, amethysts, garnets, tourmalines, unakite and emeralds occur within 60 miles (97 km) of the city, likely washed down from the nearby mountains.[citation needed] Granite abounds in the area and is mined in Greenville as well as in neighboring counties.[citation needed] This article is about mineral extractions. ... This article is about the mineral. ... For other uses, see Amethyst (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Garnet (disambiguation). ... The tourmaline mineral group is chemically one of the most complicated groups of silicate minerals. ... Unakite is a mineral composed of pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see granite (disambiguation). ...


Greenville sits on the associated faults of the Brevard fault, a mostly quiet system which has nonetheless seen some earthquakes of up to 6.0 on the Richter scale in the past 50 years; however, local earthquakes usually measuring not more than 3.0 are more the norm. Most of the city sits on various fault lines which seem to come together around Paris Mountain, a monadnock below which sits the city. This activity could be connected with the construction of Lake Hartwell.[citation needed] Since 1990, Greenville has experienced fewer than 15 noticeable quakes, mostly centered in the Sandy Flats area.[citation needed] The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ... A monadnock or inselberg is an isolated hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. ... Lake Hartwell is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 79 81 89 93 97 100 104 103 96 92 85 76
Norm High °F 50.2 54.8 62.7 71 78.2 85.1 88.8 87.1 81.1 71.4 61.3 52.7
Norm Low °F 31.4 33.9 40.5 47 56.2 64.3 68.7 67.9 61.7 49.7 41 34.3
Rec Low °F -6 8 11 25 31 40 54 52 36 25 12 5
Precip (in) 4.41 4.24 5.31 3.54 4.59 3.92 4.65 4.08 3.97 3.88 3.79 3.86
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Law & Government

The City of Greenville is governed by a mayor and city council. It is also the County seat of County Government for Greenville County. Greenville is a city in upstate South Carolina. ...


Attractions

As the largest city in the Upstate, Greenville offers many activities and attractions. Greenville's theatres and event venues regularly host major concerts and touring theatre companies. Four independent theatres present several plays a year. For other uses, see Upstate. ...


Event Venues

  • Carolina First Center, formerly known as the Palmetto Expo Center, is the largest convention center in South Carolina as well as being one of the largest on the east coast. It has more than 315,000 square feet (29,300 m²) of exhibition space and 88,000 square feet (8,200 m²) of meeting and conference space. Many trade shows, conventions, and other events are held here each year.
  • Bi-Lo Center[2], a 16,000-seat arena in downtown Greenville which hosts major concerts and sporting events each year.
  • Peace Center, a performing arts center that hosts touring Broadway shows, symphonies, concerts, and civic events. Known internationally for its excellent acoustics, the Peace Center is also home to the Carolina Ballet Theatre, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and Greenville Chorale.
  • The Warehouse Theatre, a black box theater operating for over 32 years, is located in the Historic West End.
  • The South Carolina Governor's School For The Arts & Humanities, a state-funded residential high school for the Fine Arts and hosts many performances and exhibits put together by its student population.
  • Bob Jones Rodeheaver Auditorium presents weekly religious dramatizations, opera, concerts, and faculty and student recitals. It contains a 1OO rank Pipe Organ built by Zimmer Organs of Charlotte, North Carolina in the early 1970s.
  • Furman University presents organ recitals regularly at their chapel on a Fisk Organ. In the McAlister Auditorium is a Walter Holtkamp Organ, which was the last Organ he personally voiced and worked on before his death. (Another Holtkamp Organ is at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Augusta Road, but it can not be said to be Walter's instrument anymore since it has been tampered with.) Furman also hosts concerts and other performances on campus in Timmons Arena, and plays at the theatre in the round called the Playhouse. Meeting space is also available within Furman's Younts Conference Center.
  • The Handlebar has had over 2,000 concerts in its Listening Room.

The Bi-Lo Center is a 13,707-seat multi-purpose arena in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Peace Center is located in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina. ... The South Carolina Governors School For the Arts & Humanities is a public residential high school for emerging artists in Greenville, South Carolina The school first started as a summer program in the early eighties. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... The Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio is one of Americas oldest builders of pipe organs. ... Theatre-in-the-round or arena theatre is any theatre space in which the audience surrounds the stage area. ...

Shopping

Greenville is the main shopping destination of The Upstate region. Major shopping centers under construction include The Point (500,000 sq ft (50,000 m²) of retail, 600,000 sq ft (60,000 m²) of office, 420 room hotel on 75 acres new tenants) and Magnolia Park Town Center, a proposed shopping center that will include a Costco. Downtown Greenville is home to many specialty shops and boutiques. For other uses, see Upstate. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the world based on sales volume, headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States,[1] with its flagship warehouse in nearby Seattle. ...


Landmarks

Falls Park on the Reedy
View of park from foot bridge showing cascades.
Pedestrian activity on Main Street during "Fall for Greenville"
Greenville's tree-lined Main Street
  • The Furman University campus features a prominent Bell Tower housing a 61 Bell Carillon, one of the largest in the southeast. The campus also contains an authentic Japanese Garden.
  • The former Duke Power building and Greenville Waterworks. which sit off Highway 123 and Washington Street Downtown. They look like a European Baroque King's Palace without all the ornament of that age. The Duke Power building contains a chandelier in the lobby that weighs over 2 tons and was especially made for the Lobby.

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Annual Events

  • InnoVenture each March is designed to help Communities of Innovation around corporations, universities, and emerging companies in the Southeastern Innovation Corridor.
  • ARTISPHERE each April to showcase the arts, reflects the area's international flair and maximizes existing arts programs by providing a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts.
  • St. Francis Fall for Greenville is a major festival held on the 2nd weekend in October. This festival features local cuisine, live performances on several stages, and the Greenville Cycling Classic bicycle race.
  • Arts in the Park is a major arts festival that takes place in Falls Park near downtown Greenville.
  • Reedy River Run a 10K race that is held in late February or early March.
  • The Red Party an annual dance party, held at the History Museum of the Upcountry, a fundraiser for AID Upstate, an AIDS Service Organization serving Upstate South Carolina (Anderson, Oconee, Pickens and Greenville counties).
  • United States Road Race Cycling Championships[3] - held in early September and brings professional cyclists to vie for the crown as the United States National Road Race Champion and Time Trial Champion.
  • Foodies find culture and cuisine during Greenville's Southern Exposure from Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16, 2007. Highlights include celebrity-chef demonstrations, tasting events, select wine pairing and music by platinum selling musician Edwin McCain, among others. [4]
  • Greek Festival is held in May by Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Greenville, and features Greek food, music, and dancing.

USPRO National Championships is the name given by USA Cycling, the United States national governing body of cycling, for a series of national championships // USPRO National Road Championships The first rider from the United States that crosses the finish line will be considered the United States National Road Race Champion... Sothern Exposure is a three day event, held annually in Greenville SC. It is held in The Wyche Pavilion at Larkins on the River, falls Park and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. ...

Downtown Renewal

Initially, Greenville's buildings were demolished and rebuilt fairly frequently. Greenville has one of the last Frank Lloyd Wright homes ever built. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher who designed more than 1,000 projects, of which more than 500 resulted in completed works. ...


At one time the retail center of the region, Greenville's downtown district began to languish in the 1960s as shopping centers lured the retailers and customers to the suburbs. It was a moribund downtown in the midst of a growing region. In response, the City started a downtown renewal project.


It initially focused on improving its image through streetscape and traffic improvements, including narrowing main street from four lanes to two lanes; installing free, angled parking, trees, flowers and light fixtures; and creating parks and plazas throughout downtown. This began in the 1960s and later under Mayor von Heller who settled in the United States from Austria. The downtown streetscape renovation was designed by Landscape Architect Lawrence Halprin. Lawrence Halprin (born July 1, 1916 in New York City) is a prolific and accomplished American landscape architect and educator. ...


In the 1980s, Greenville turned to laying the foundation for their downtown vision and providing an example of business potential to encourage business re-location to downtown (Greenville Commons/Hyatt Regency). The city worked with consultants to develop and implement a downtown master plan and facilitated public-private investment partnerships which resulted in the city's first luxury convention hotel on Main Street.


Through the 1990s Greenville continued to strengthen its public/private partnerships to create strong anchors throughout downtown. The city redeveloped a languishing industrial area into an arts complex that incorporated historically significant buildings. It stabilized a stagnant historic district with a mixed-use project of shops, restaurants, and offices, which in turn encouraged residential use of vacant upper stories and former church classrooms.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Greenville with the Great American Main Street Award in 2003. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization which was founded in 1949 to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities. ...


Education

Greenville's public elementary and secondary schools are part of the Greenville County School District, which is the largest district in South Carolina. Greenville is also served by a number of private and religious schools. One important landmark of education, the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, is located in Greenville overlooking the Falls Park on the Reedy. Size – 58th largest in the nation (65,287 students and growing!) Square Miles – 800+ Service Area – Most of Greenville County and Parts of Spartanburg and Laurens Counties 12 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence 17 Palmettos Finest Schools (State’s Top Schools) 33 Red Carpet Schools (Customer Friendly Award... The South Carolina Governors School For the Arts & Humanities is a public residential high school for emerging artists in Greenville, South Carolina The school first started as a summer program in the early eighties. ... Entrance to Falls Park Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. ...


Greenville has a total of 16 official public high schools in the general county:

Greenville is also home to many private schools as well, including: Berea High School is located at 165 E. Bagley Rd. ... Carolina High School and Academy (commonly Carolina, Carolina High, or CHS) is a free public secondary school in Greenville, South Carolina, United States serving ninth through twelfth graders. ... Eastside High School is a high school located in Taylors, a suburb of Greenville, South Carolina. ... The South Carolina Governors School For the Arts & Humanities is a public residential high school for emerging artists in Greenville, South Carolina The school first started as a summer program in the early eighties. ... Hillcrest High School is the name of various public and independent secondary schools in the North America. ... J.L Mann High School is one of fourteen high schools in the Greenville County School District. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Riverside High School is a public school in the suburban community of Greer, South Carolina. ... Southside High School is one of 14 public high schools that are part of the Greenville, South Carolina County Schools System. ... Travelers Rest High School is a public high school in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. ...

Greenville is home to several colleges, universities, and technical schools:

Seminaries The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, Protestant Fundamentalist, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. ... North Greenville University is a university governed by the South Carolina Baptist Convention. ... Greenville Technical College is located in Greenville, South Carolina. ... ITT Technical Institute (often shortened to ITT Tech) is a private, for-profit, nationally accredited technical institute with over 85 campuses in over 30 states of the United States. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... Lander University is a public university located in Greenwood, South Carolina. ... South Carolina State University (also known as SCSU, State College among the older alumni members, or simply State), is a historically black university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... The Medical University of South Carolina opened in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 as a small private college for the training of physicians. ... The University of South Carolina (also referred to as USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... The University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ...

Theological school of The Free Presbyterian Church of North America. ... Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is an conservative Presbyterian seminary in Greenville, South Carolina. ...

Economy

Greenville's economy was formerly based largely on textile manufacturing, and the city was once known as "The Textile Capital of the World." In the last few decades, low wages and favorable tax benefits have lured foreign companies to invest heavily in the area. The city is the North American headquarters for Michelin and sole manufacturing for BMW outside of Germany. Recently, the International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) has been created by a consortium including Clemson University, BMW, Timken, IBM, Microsoft, Michelin, and the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE). Surrounding ICAR along Interstate 85 a large office park, The Millennium Campus, has been built to attract more investment by large companies and their headquarters. Among the first to locate on the campus is Hubbell Lighting, Inc., a major manufacturer of commercial lighting systems. Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Center is a large aircraft maintenance facility located in Greenville at Donaldson Center Industrial Air Park, a former U.S. Air Force base. Donaldson Center is also home to 3M, Honeywell, and Stevens Aviation. Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into BMW. (Discuss) BMW Zentrum Spartanburg (visitor center) BMW Manufacturing Co. ... The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is a 250 acre automotive and motorsports research campus currently under construction in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Timken may refer to: Timken, Kansas is a city in Kansas. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ...


Hospitals

Greenville is a respected medical center and has two main health systems.


Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, which includes ST. FRANCIS downtown, ST. FRANCIS eastside, St. Francis Outpatient Center and Upstate Surgery Center, is ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by HealthGrades for heart surgery and overall orthopedic services.


The extensive Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center is a non-profit academic medical center, and with five campuses, including Patewood Memorial Hospital, it is one of the largest employers in the region.


Additionally, Greenville Shriners Hospital exclusively treats pediatric orthopaedic patients free of charge.


Transportation

Greenville is located on the Interstate 85 corridor, approximately halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. The northern terminus of Interstate 385 is located downtown, and the area is also served by Interstate 185 and U.S. Highway 123 (Calhoun Memorial Highway). Other major highways include U.S. 25, U.S. 29 and U.S. 276. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 385 (abbreviated I-385) is an interstate highway located in The Upstate region of South Carolina. ... Interstate 185 is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ... U.S. Highway 123 is a spur of U.S. Highway 23. ... U.S. Highway 25 is a north-south US highway in the eastern United States of America that now connects Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River to Brunswick, Georgia near the Atlantic Ocean. ... United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ... U.S. Highway 276 is a spur of U.S. Highway 76. ...


There are several airports servicing the Greenville area. The largest in the region, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is also the busiest in the state and is served by most major airlines. The Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), capable of landing private jets, helicopters, and other aircraft, is the third-busiest in the state. Greenville serves as a freight hub for Federal Express, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and British Airways. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is an airport in Greer, South Carolina, USA, near Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Greenville Downtown Airport (IATA: GMU, ICAO: KGMU) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) east of the city of Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina, USA. Facilities Greenville Downtown Airport covers 385 acres and has two runways and two helipads: Runway 01/19: 5,393 x 100 ft. ... The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ...


Amtrak's Crescent train connects Greenville with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at 1120 West Washington Street. Additionally, Greenville is a part of the proposed Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, which will run from Washington, DC to Birmingham, AL. Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... NOLA redirects here. ... The Greenville Amtrak Station, located in Greenville, South Carolina, is served by the passenger train. ... Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR) is a passenger rail transportation project in the United States to connect with existing high speed rail corridor from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, DC known as the Northeast Corridor (served by Amtraks Acela Express and Regional services and many commuter railroads) and extend...


Public transit in Greenville is handled by the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA). GTA runs a bus system that serves the Greenville area and much of Greenville County. In preparation for the future, city leaders are in the early planning stages for a comprehensive transit system that will help ease the high traffic volume on interstates and roadways. Considerations for the expansion of the current GTA bus routes, creation of a tram-trail running from Travelers Rest to Downtown Greenville, and discussions on the future potential for commuter rail and light rail transit systems will connect suburban commuter stations with urban destinations, office parks, and retail centers. This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


Sports Teams

Spectators at a Greenville Drive game

Greenville has hosted several minor league sports teams: Image File history File links GreenvilleDrive. ... Image File history File links GreenvilleDrive. ...

  • Greenville Drive, a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The Drive started their first season in their new downtown ballpark on April 6, 2006.
  • Greenville Grrrowl, a minor league hockey team in the ECHL. Ceased operations in July 2006.
  • Greenville Braves, a minor league baseball team that played there from 1984 until 2004. Moved to Pearl, Mississippi for the 2005 season.
  • Greenville Groove, a minor league basketball team in the NBA D-League. Ceased operations in 2003.
  • Greenville Griffins, a rugby union team that competes in USA Rugby South Division II
  • Carolina Rhinos, Arena football team that began in 2000, and in 2002, left Greenville and became the Carolina Cobras

Furman University: League South Atlantic League Division Southern Division Year founded 1977 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark West End Field Previous home ballparks Capital City Stadium City Greenville, South Carolina Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors black, red, green Logo design Division titles League titles 1986... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Greenville Grrrowl are an ECHL hockey team located in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Mississippi Braves are a minor league baseball team based in Pearl, Mississippi, a suburb of Jackson. ... The Greenville Groove were a National Basketball Development League team based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... Conference American Division Northeast & Eastern Year founded 2000 Home arena Bi-Lo Center City, State Greenville, South Carolina ArenaCup championships none The Carolina Rhinos were one of the original 15 teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. ... Year founded 2000 Year folded 2004 Prior names none ArenaBowl championships none // History The Carolina Cobras were a franchise in the Arena Football League. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ...

  • The Furman Paladins of Furman University. Furman competes in NCAA Division I sports except for football. Furman football is a member of the NCAA I-AA Division. Furman Paladins athletics compete on-campus in various venues, including Paladin Stadium, Timmons Arena, and the Eugene Stone Soccer Stadium. Furman is a member of the Southern Conference.

There are at least 4 stadiums for football and baseball within the city and many outside with total capacities of 100,000. There are also a number of soccer fields and at least three municipal and many private community pools. The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ...


Yachting and boating are also popular in Greenville. Although the city itself is landlocked, nearby Lakes Jocassee, Keowee, Hartwell and others afford this activity within 50 miles (80 km) of Greenville. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


The Olympic Torch has passed through Greenville several times, and the city is an active participant in the Special Olympics. The crowd at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. ...


The Arts

Greenville has a thriving arts community, with a number of venues to support performances. The Bi-Lo Center, constructed in 1998, brings national tours of many popular bands to downtown, and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts provides an excellent venue for orchestras and plays. The Bi-Lo Center is a 13,707-seat multi-purpose arena in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Peace Center is located in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina. ...


Visual Art

A number of local artists operating studios and galleries in the city, especially the West End area of downtown. Greenville also contains some notable fine arts museums:

  • The Greenville County Museum of Art, home of the Andrew Wyeth Collection, was founded with a significant contribution from local industrialist, Arthur McGill. Today it attracts art scholars from all over the country, and contains pieces by Jackson Pollack, Jonathan Greene, Georgia O'Keeffe and native South Carolinians such as Jasper Johns and William H. Johnson.
  • The Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery contains one of the finest collections of European masterworks in the United States[citation needed] and is especially strong in the French and Italian Baroque. The collection includes more than 400 paintings from the 14th to through the 19th centuries, period furniture, and a notable collection of Russian icons. Included are works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Veronese, Cranach, Gerard David, Murillo, Mattia Preti, Ribera, van Dyck, and Doré. Seven very large canvases, part of a series by Benjamin West called "The Progress of Revealed Religion," are displayed in the War Memorial Chapel.[3]

Andrew Newell Wyeth (born July 12, 1917) is an American realist painter, one of the best-known of the 20th century and sometimes referred to as the Painter of the People due to his popularity with the American public. ... Jackson Pollock in 1950 Pollocks Galaxy, a part of the Joslyn Art Museums permanent collection Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 - August 11, 1956) was an influential American artist and a major force in the abstract expressionism movement. ... Georgia Tottoeanocomita OKeeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986) was an American artist. ... Jasper Johnss Map, 1961 Jasper Johnss Flag, Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood,1954-55 Detail of Flag (1954-55). ... Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, Protestant Fundamentalist, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Andrei Rublev Trinity c. ... Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish and European painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. ... This article is about the Dutch artist. ... Tintoretto (real name Jacopo Comin; September 29, 1518 - May 31, 1594) was one of the greatest painters of the Venetian school and probably the last great painter of the Italian Renaissance. ... Veronese means either of the following things: the painter Paolo Veronese someone or something from Verona, Italy. ... Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586) This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Annunciation from 1506, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Gerard David (c. ... Murillo is a village within the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge in Ontario, Canada. ... Mattia Preti (1613-1699) was a Italian Baroque artist who worked in Italy and Malta. ... Ribera is a Spanish word meaning the basin of a river has several meanings. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck (*March 22, 1599 - December 9, 1641) was a Flemish painter — mainly of portraits — who became the leading court painter in England. ... Doré photographed by Felix Nadar. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ...

Music

Greenville has an active music scene, with frequent live performances in the downtown area by local Jazz, Country, and Rock bands.


The city is home to a number of local orchestras, including the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville County Youth Orchestra, Carolina Youth Symphony, and the Carolina Pops Orchestra [22]. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Greenville native Keith Lockhart, regularly performs at the Bi-Lo Center. Furman and Bob Jones Universities offer courses in operatic singing, and BJU has staged a full-scale grand opera each March for more than fifty years. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the worlds premiere orchestras. ... Keith Lockhart (born November 1959, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA) is an orchestral conductor. ...


Dance and Theatre

The Carolina Ballet Theatre is a professional dance company which regularly presents programs at the Peace Center and elsewhere. Their major annual event is the presentation of Tschaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. Other theatres in the area include Centre Stage, the Greenville Little Theater, and the Warehouse Theatre. Tchaikovsky redirects here. ... This article is about the ballet. ...


Literature

A number of notable writers have lived in downtown Greenville or nearby. Internationally known author and composer William Rowland lives in the city, as does novelist and educator Robert Powell. Renowned playwright James Rasheed lives in Greenville, and the late Poet Laureate Carl Sandburg was a frequent visitor. For the passenger train service, see Carl Sandburg (Amtrak). ...


Media

The Greenville News is the city's daily newspaper and also the Upstate's largest daily newspaper in circulation and readership.


Greenville Journal: Weekly newspaper dealing with business, economic development, local events, and current issues relevant to Greenville.


Greenville Magazine: Monthly magazine which caters to Greenville middle- and upper-class lifestyle.


The Beat: Greenville's weekly alternative newspaper. Formerly the award-winning MetroBEAT, the Beat is a locally owned paper published in oversized journal format that provides coverage and opinions on local politics, arts and entertainment, and business as well as comprehensive reviews for CDs, books and even houses of worship.


Upstate Link magazine The Upstate's premiere young reader (20s-30s) newsweekly. The weekly publication began in January 2004.


Greenville is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-Asheville DMA which is the nation's 36th largest television market. It is served by the following major network television affiliates: A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ...

Greenville is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Arbitron Metro which is the nation's 60th largest radio market with a person 12+ population of 813,700. It is served by the following major radio stations: WYFF is the NBC television affiliate based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WSPA-TV is a CBS television affiliate based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... WLOS channel 13 is the ABC television affiliate in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... WGGS-TV is a Christian independent television station licensed to Greenville, South Carolina. ... WHNS (known on-air as Fox Carolina) is the Fox affiliate licensed to Greenville, South Carolina. ... This article is about the animal. ... South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) is the statewide public television and public radio network in South Carolina. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) is the statewide public television and public radio network in South Carolina. ... WUNF is a t. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... UNC-TV is a statewide public television network in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... WMYA-TV is the MyNetworkTV television affiliate station for the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville television market in western North and South Carolina. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... WYCW is the CW affiliate licensed to Asheville, North Carolina, serving the Greenville, SC/Spartanburg, SC/Asheville television market. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ...

  • 89.3 WLFJ-FM Christian Contemporary
  • 90.1 WEPR-FM News and Classical (PBS/NPR/SCETV)
  • 92.5 WESC-FM Country (Clear Channel)
  • 93.3 WTPT-FM Alternative Rock (Entercom)
  • 93.7 WFBC-FM CHR/Pop (Entercom)
  • 94.5 WMUU-FM Easy Listening (Gospel Fellowship Association)
  • 95.9 WPLS-FM (Furman University Radio)
  • 96.7 WBZT-FM Rock (Clear Channel)
  • 98.1 WHZT-FM Hip-Hop R&B (COX)
  • 98.9 WSPA-FM A/C (Entercom)
  • 100.5 WSSL-FM Country (Clear Channel)
  • 101.1 WROQ-FM Classic Rock (Entercom)
  • 102.5 WMYI-FM A/C (Clear Channel)
  • 103.3 WOLT-FM Oldies (Davidson)
  • 106.3 WGVC-FM News/Talk (Entercom)
  • 107.3 WJMZ-FM Urban Hip-Hop R&B(Cox)
  • 162.550 WXJ21 NOAA Radio Station from the SCETV tower on Paris Mountain
  • 660 WLFJ-AM News/Talk
  • 1070 WCSZ-AM Oldies
  • 1260 WMUU-AM Easy Listening
  • 1300 WCKI-AM Catholic Radio
  • 1330 WYRD-AM News/Talk
  • 1540 WTBI-AM Religious/Southern Gospel
  • 1400 WSPG-AM ESPN Radio

Greenville is also home to WMXP-LP, 95.5 FM. WMXP is a low power (LPFM) community radio station owned by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. It was constructed with the help of almost 200 volunteers from around the state and nation at the eleventh Prometheus Radio Project community radio barnraising. A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... WBZT-FM 96. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... WHZT is a radio station serving the Greenville/Spartanburg and The Upstate area. ... Cox may mean: hot man Coxswain. ... WSPA-FM is Magic 98. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... WSSL also known as Whistle 100, is a Hot Country station located in the Greenville-Spartanburg market. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... WROQ is a radio station operating in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... WMYI-FM is an Adult Contemporary radio station serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Asheville and surrounding areas. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... WOLT-FM is a radio station licensed to Greer, South Carolina. ... Davidson may refer to: In the United States of America: Davidson, North Carolina Davidson, Oklahoma Davidson County, North Carolina Davidson County, Tennessee Davidson Household. ... WGVC is an Adult Hits radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC area of Upstate South Carolina. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... WJMZ, as known as 107. ... Cox may mean: hot man Coxswain. ... 1330 WYRD-AM is an AM radio station in Greenville, South Carolina with a news/talk format. ... WSPG-AM is a sports radio station licensed to Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Low-power broadcasting is the concept of broadcasting at very low power and low cost, to a small community area. ... The Prometheus Radio Project, or PRP, is a 501(c)(3) advocacy and community organizing group committed to creating the best opportunities possible for the public in the LPFM ruling. ...


Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 56,002 people, 24,382 households, and 12,581 families residing in the city. The population density was 829.4/km² (2,148.0/mi²). There were 27,295 housing units at an average density of 404.2/km² (1,046.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.12% White, 33.94% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.44% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 24,382 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.7% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.4% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.90. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,144, and the median income for a family was $44,125. Males had a median income of $35,111 versus $25,339 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,242. About 12.2% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Like most other major urban areas of South Carolina, the city proper population is misleadingly small. South Carolina has experienced much population growth and while metro area totals have increased the city populations have not. This is due to South Carolina's restrictive annexation policy, making it very difficult for a city to annex adjacent unincorporated land. The Urbanized Area of Greenville is a more accurate representation of the city's power and size and puts the city on par with places like Augusta, GA which appears larger when looking only at the city proper population. The seal of the City of Augusta Augusta is a city located in the Georgia. ...


Notable people from Greenville

Notable figures who were born in, lived in, or are otherwise associated with Greenville.


Scientists

Wayne Edward Oates (24 June 1917 - 21 October 1999) was an American psychologist and religious educator who coined the word workaholic. Born to a poor family in Greenville, South Carolina in June 1917, Oates was abandoned by his father in infancy and was brought up by his grandmother and sister... Charles Hard Townes (born July 28, American physicist and educator. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... A hydrogen radio frequency discharge, the first element inside a hydrogen maser (see description below) A maser is a device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification due to stimulated emission. ... John Broadus Watson (January 9, 1878–September 25, 1958) was an American psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism, after doing research on animal behavior. ... The psychological schools are the great classical theories of psychology. ... Behaviorism (also called learning perspective) is a philosophy of psychology based on the proposition that all things which organisms do — including acting, thinking and feeling—can and should be regarded as behaviors. ...

Athletes

Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. ... Lucas Glover (born November 12, 1979 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American golfer. ... Jay Haas (born December 2, 1953) is an American golfer. ... // Bill Haas (born May 24, 1982) is an American professional golfer who has played on the Nationwide Tour and currently plays on the PGA Tour. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... General Sir Charles Warren, GCMG, KCB, FRS, RE (7 February 1840–21 January 1927) was an officer in the British Royal Engineers, and in later life was Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the head of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1886 to 1888, during the period of the Jack... George Hincapie (born June 28, 1973 in Queens, New York City) is an American professional road bicycle racer residing in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Joseph Jefferson Shoeless Joe Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Tommy Jones (born 1978) is a professional American bowler and a member of the Professional Bowlers Association. ...

Musicians

Dan Forrest, composer, teacher, and winner of numerous composition prizes, including the John Ness Beck Award for his music. John Baxter Browning Bryant (January 24, 1957) is a singer-songwriter whose greatest commercial popularity was before and during his early teens. ... Charles Christopher Sligh (born April 13, 1978) was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Keith Lockhart (born November 1959, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA) is an orchestral conductor. ... Edwin McCain (born January 20, 1970 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an alternative and indie rock guitar player. ... Sarah Caldwell (March 6, 1924 – March 23, 2006) was a notable American opera conductor and opera company director. ... Aaron Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional bodybuilder. ... Joshua Daniel White (February 11, 1914–-September 5, 1969),[1] best known as Josh White, was a legendary American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1964) is a vocalist/guitar virtuoso and founding member of the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile. ... Nile is a brutal / technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, USA assembled in 1993. ... Jesse The Devil Hughes (born 1972) is an American musician from Greenville, South Carolina. ... Eagles of Death Metal (EofDM) is an American garage rock band formed by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. ...


Religious and Political Figures

  • Jesse Jackson (1941-), two-time presidential candidate, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister.
  • Robert Reynolds "Bob" Jones, Sr.(1883-1968), evangelist, founder of Bob Jones University.
  • John Piper (1946-) Theologian, minister, and author of several books including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist,spent most of his youth in Greenville, where he graduated from Wade Hampton High School.
  • Jim DeMint (1951 - ) U.S Senator from South Carolina
  • William H. Perry, (1839 - 1902) was a United States Representative from South Carolina.

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... Bob Jones Robert Reynolds Jones Sr. ... John Piper John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946, Chattanooga, Tennessee) is a Reformed Baptist minister, author, and theologian, currently serving as senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... William Hayne Perry (June 9, 1839 - July 7, 1902) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...

Authors

  • Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina who now lives in Los Angeles area.
  • Cat Bauer, author of Harley, Like a Person and Harley's Ninth who now lives in Venice, Italy
  • Nicholas Sparks, author. Message in a Bottle was written in Simpsonville.
  • Ashley Warlick, author of The Summer After June and The Distance from the Heart of Things
  • Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, author of Dancing with My Daughter and three other books of poetry
  • Mindy Friddle, author of The Garden Angel
  • Melinda Long, author of When Papa Snores and other children's books
  • Jamie Langston Turner, (1949-) educator and novelist, author of six books including the Christy Award Winning novels, "Winter Birds" and "Some Garden to Keep," published by Bethany House Publishers.
  • Raven Magwood, author of Double-Sided and Authorhouse bestseller On to Victory! The Winning Edge.

Dorothy Allison (born April 11, 1949) is an American lesbian writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. ... This article is about the 1993 novel. ... Catherine Cat Bauer (born July 27, 1955 in Greenville, South Carolina) is the award-winning author of contemporary novels featuring the young protagonist, Harley Columba, and is known for her unique and honest voice. ... Venice (Venetian: Venezsia, Italian: Venezia, Latin: Venetia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... There have been a number of prominent individuals named Nicholas Sparks: Nicholas Sparks (author) is an American author. ...

Actors and Journalists

  • Jane Robelot, Anchored CBS This Morning from August 1996 until June 1999.
  • Frank Blair (1916-1995), anchor of NBC's Today Show from 1953 to 1975. Formerly worked at WFBC-TV (now WYFF) in Greenville.
  • William M. Campbell, named president of Discovery Networks U.S. in May 2002.
  • Tyler Florence, Food Network Chef, cookbook author.
  • Bo Griffin, Actress and television host.
  • Ingrid Sthare, Actress, writer
  • Orlando Jones, actor.
  • Jeffrey Doot, JDD Productions, Music Video Editor and Producer.
  • Wallace Merck, television and cinema actor and engineer.
  • Joanne Woodward, Academy Award-winning actress and wife of Paul Newman.
  • Norvin C. Duncan Jr., (1917 - 2003) South Carolina Radio and Television Pioneer. Formerly worked at WFBC Radio & WFBC-TV (now WYFF).

Jane Robelot was a co-anchor of CBS televisions CBS This Morning during the early 1990s. ... NBC is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Today Show (officially called Today) is currently, a long-running morning news show airing on the NBC television network in the United States. ... WYFF is the NBC television affiliate based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... WILLIAM M. CAMPBELL III Named president of Discovery Networks U.S. in May 2002, Billy Campbell is responsible for all aspects of the domestic television division, including programming, production, affiliate sales and marketing, advertising sales, consumer marketing, research, business development and communications. ... Tyler Florence (born Kevin Tyler Florence [1] on March 3, 1971) is a chef and television star of several Food Network shows. ... Orlando Jones (born April 10, 1968) is an American comedian and film and television actor. ... Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy award winning American actress. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ...

Military Figures

Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. ... For the video game based on the possible outcomes of this event, see Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath. ... The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, perhaps the most famous ace of all The first ace, Adolphe Pegoud being awarded the Croix de Guerre A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. ... The Mackay Trophy is an award given by the United States Air Force for the most meritorious flight of the year. ... Vice Admiral John M. McConnell (United States Navy) was the director of the National Security Agency between May 1992 and January 1996. ...

References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery
  4. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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See also

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External links

  • The Official Website of the County of Greenville
  • The Official Website of the City of Greenville and the Greenville CVB
  • Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville SC : business directory & community guide
  • Greenville, SC Tourism Information
  • Carolina Pops Orchestra
  • Greenville County Museum of Art : Free to the public
  • The Greenville News : Local Newspaper
  • Greenville County Library System
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • The Greenville Hospital System
  • Greenville@UrbanPlanet.org Greenville Urban Discussion
  • Greenville, South Carolina is at coordinates 34°50′40″N 82°23′08″W / 34.844313, -82.385428 (Greenville, South Carolina)Coordinates: 34°50′40″N 82°23′08″W / 34.844313, -82.385428 (Greenville, South Carolina)

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Greenville is the principal city of the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area (population 266,809) which is included in the greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area (population 1,185,534 according to 2005 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau).
Greenville County is the most populous in the state at 407,383, but because its city limits enclose less than 30 square miles, the population of the city proper is 56,002 (2000 U.S. Census).
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