A HISTORY OF GREENVILLE, SC: THE TEXTILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
The city of Greenville, South Carolina, has a very long history in regards to textile mills and the communities that surround the mills. Greenville was once the textile capital of the world however, nearly all of the textile mills in the city have been abandoned. Some of the textile mills have been left to be broken down by the elements, some have contaminated the surrounding communities, and have led to a decline into poverty for many of the mill communities.
I have included in this historical articles photos of the different communities as well as newspaper information regarding the mills and their communities. A lot of these pictures are paintings that have been done of the mills and communities when they were alive and vibrant. The news articles also give you a detailed history of the communities and the mills themselves. The list of mills and mill communities that will be discussed are:
- Poe Mill
- San Souci
- Union Bleachery
PDF copies with the pictures and newspaper histories are available to download for free by clicking on the names on the list above. Please be aware that you will need a PDF reader in order to view the files if you decide to download them as a PDF. You can also click on the link below to download a PDF version of all of the 12 mills and communities listed above with them all in one place.
Please continue to check back as I will be adding more information about these communities in the very near future and please feel free to comment or ask any questions.