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Encyclopedia > South Carolina Upcountry

The Upstate is the region in northwestern South Carolina, also known as the The Upcountry. This is the name given to the northwest region of the state of South Carolina that includes the 6 counties all of which makes up the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson CMSA which has an overall population of 1,162,459. Greenville, the third largest city in South Carolina, is the largest of the cities in this region. The Upstate is the fastest growing region in the state, with several commercial and industrial areas, including the BMW Manufacturing Plant in Greer. State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... Greer may refer to several people, places or things: Places: Greer, South Carolina, a satellite city of Greenville, South Carolina. ...

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Counties

Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Anderson County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...

Primary Cities

Greenvilles skyline at night. ... Spartanburg is a city located in Spartanburg County in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and 98 miles north of Columbia. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ...

Commerce

The majority of business and commerce in the Upstate takes place in Greenville County. Greenville has the largest concentration of businesses and financial institutions in its downtown area. Many financial institutions have regional offices located in downtown Greenville includes Wachovia and Bank of America. Other major industries of commerce in the Upstate includes the auto industry which is concentrated main along the corridor between Greenville and Spartanburg around the BMW manufactuing facility in Greer. Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB), based in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the largest banking chains in the United States. ... Bank of America (BofA) (NYSE: BAC), based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the third largest bank in the United States of America, measured in assets. ... The BMW logo is a circle divided into quadrants of alternating white and light blue color. ...


Transportation

The Upstate served by two major interstates highways, I-85 and I-26, and other major interstate spurs includes I-185, I-385, and I-585. The I-85 cooridor serves as the major corridor of the region because its access to all three of the primary cities of the region. The major airport in the region is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, which is located in Greer. The all 3 of the primary cities of Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson all have their own individual airports also. Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 26 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 185 is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ... Interstate 385 is an interstate highway located in upstate South Carolina. ... Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is an airport in Greer, South Carolina, USA, near Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina. ...


External Links

Website dedicated info on the Upstate (http://www.sc-upstate-info.org)

Regions of South Carolina
Capital City/Lake Murray Country | Grand Strand | Historic Charleston | Midlands | Old 96 District | Olde English District | Pee Dee | Santee Cooper Country | South Carolina Low Country | Thoroughbred Country | The Upstate
Coastal Plain | Piedmont | Blue Ridge Mountains
Counties

Abbeville | Aiken | Allendale | Anderson | Bamberg | Barnwell | Beaufort | Berkeley | Calhoun | Charleston | Cherokee | Chester | Chesterfield | Clarendon | Colleton | Darlington | Dillon | Dorchester | Edgefield | Fairfield | Florence | Georgetown | Greenville | Greenwood | Hampton | Horry | Jasper | Kershaw | Lancaster | Laurens | Lee | Lexington | Marion | Marlboro | McCormick | Newberry | Oconee | Orangeburg | Pickens | Richland | Saluda | Spartanburg | Sumter | Union | Williamsburg | York State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... Image:South Carolina state flag. ... Lake Murray Country is a large area of South Carolina, USA; the region is approximately 78 acres of water and 50,000 acres of land. ... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Charleston, South Carolinas Oldest City Charleston is an American city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... The Midlands roughly refers to an area in the middle of South_Carolina, including but not limited to: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. ... Old 96 District now a popular tourist destination was ruled by the Cherokee Indians. ... The Olde English District is a region of South Carolina encompassing Camden, Chester, Clover, Fort Mill, Kershaw, Lake Wylie, Lancaster, Rock Hill, Woodruff, and York counties. ... The Pee Dee region of South Carolina is the northeastern corner of the state. ... Santee Cooper Country refers to the area in south central South Carolina surrounding the Santee Cooper Lakes. ... The South Carolina Low Country is a term used to describe the states coastal counties, generally south of Charleston. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... Piedmont is the region of the eastern United States which lies between the coastal plain, from which it is divided by the fall line, and the eastern mountain ranges, the Appalachian Mountains. ... Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... List of South Carolina counties Categories: Lists of U.S. counties | South Carolina counties ... Abbeville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Aiken County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Allendale County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Anderson County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Bamberg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Barnwell County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Berkeley County is a county in the state of South Carolina. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Charleston County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Clarendon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Colleton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Darlington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Dillon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Edgefield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Hampton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Horry County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lancaster County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marlboro County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... McCormick County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Newberry County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Orangeburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Saluda County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Williamsburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... York County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...


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South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2248 words)
The Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
The Carolina upcountry was settled largely by Scotch-Irish migrants from Pennsylvania and Virginia.
South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
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