County: Greenville County

Little Texas

Little Texas was an African American community located between Elford Street and Lavinia Avenue. In the late 1960s, neighborhood homes and property were purchased and razed to make way for the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly Bi-Lo Center) 30 years later. Historical marker was dedicated August 12, 2017.


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Moonshine

Photograph collection of law enforcement raids of Greenville County moonshine stills.


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Echo Valley

Echo Valley was a Western-themed amusement park along the Saluda River in Northern Greenville County. The park was not profitable and closed after 4 years (1964-1968).


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Conestee Mill

Conestee Mill, also known as Reedy River Factory, is located approximately 8 miles outside of the city along the Reedy River. It is the second textile mill on this site and operated from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth. Today the mill complex is home to a nature park and wildlife sanctuary.


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Camp Marietta

Camp Marietta opened in 1959 as a collaboration between several Upstate Baptist churches. It closed in 2015 after declining support and participation. This collection includes photographs of both the Girls in Action and Royal Ambassador camps during the first season.


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Semaphore Magazine

The Semaphore magazine covers the North and South Carolina cities that the Piedmont & Northern and Durham & Southern railways passed through including genealogically relevant information like birth and marriage announcements, plus photographs and articles about mid-20th century economic and industrial development in the cities served by the railroad.


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Cemeteries

Photograph collection of cemeteries and burial grounds in Upstate South Carolina.


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Greenville County Library System – Five Forks Branch

Photographs of the Five Forks branch from groundbreaking (2016) to opening day (2018). The Five Forks Branch Library is approximately 28,000 square feet–nearly the twice the size of the other branches in the library system


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African American Social Clubs

Meeting minutes of African American women’s social clubs including lists of members, dues collected, and programs sponsored.


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Brandon Mill Ledger

Handwritten and typescript ledger for Brandon Mill from incorporation in 1899 to 1928. Includes stockholder and board of director meeting minutes and names of stockholders.


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