Greer: From Cotton Town to Industrial Center

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Originating as Greer's Station, a burgeoning settlement on the edge of an antebellum plantation, Greer prospered as a link in the cotton belt of the South. Agricultural hub and industrial powerhouse, the town flourished along the railroad and gained prominence as a bustling trading post. Greer has braved market manipulation, commercial competition, and agricultural decimation, but strives even today to preserve the continuity of its community identity.
ISBN: 9780738524207
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
An educator for 28 years, Ray Belcher is presently a college history instructor. He has also written and lectured on historical topics of local and regional interest. Co-author Joada P. Hiatt, former English professor and professional storyteller, manages the Jean M. Smith Library of Greer. Together, they present historic images and engaging stories as a tribute to the southern spirit of this town and its people.
More About This Book