Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cradle of Greenville
Near this sign, before the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Pearis, best known of all Pre-Revolutionary settlers in the surrounding Cherokee Indian nation, established his home with a grist mill and trading post. Around this location grew up the community of Greenville Court House, laid out in 1797, the county seat for Greenville District.
In marking this site...the "Cradle of Greenville"...and building thereon its permanent home, the Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina finds pleasure in this saluting a community widely acclaimed for its commercial, industrial and civic progress spanning the almost two hundred years of its life.
Erected 1962 by Greenville County Historical Society and the Citizens and Southern National Bank.
Location. 34° 50.691′ N, 82° 24.031′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on East Camperdown Way (State Highway 124), on the right. Touch for map. The marker is located in Historic Falls Park. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Pearis (here, next to this marker); Camperdown Mill (here, Liberty Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reedy River (within shouting distance of this marker); Reedy River Falls (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hunting Grounds to Mill Town (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Liberty Bridge (about 300 feet away); McBee's Mills (about 300 feet away); Falls Place (about 300 feet away); Vardry Dixon Ramseur, III (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,617 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.