A collection of interesting facts and trivia about Greenville SC
Love Greenville? We’re not going to be surprised if you probably know all the niche facts about this beautiful city! We compiled facts and trivia that not all the locals even know about.
Here are some fun interesting facts and trivia about Greenville!
The Christmas floral poinsettia was introduced to America in 1826 and derives its common name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, one of Greenville’s most famous residents.
There are nine bronze mice hidden along Main Street from the Hyatt to the Westin Pointsett Hotel. It is a fun downtown scavenger hunt for children of all ages and adults alike. A great way to learn about Greenville.
Greenville was originally called Pleasantburg and Greenville residents might have been called Pleasantburgians had Lemuel Alston gotten his way when the village was designated in 1797.
The liberty bridge on the Reedy Park is the only of its kind in the United States.
Greenville’s oldest residential neighborhood, Hampton-Pickney historic district, has home built all the way back in 1835!
Greenville was known as the “Textile Center of the World”
The Peace Center was truly a community project. In 1988, the 88 keys campaign was organized where thousands of school children donated 88 cents a piece to purchase a Steinway!