Created By: Seeking Abraham Project
There is no denying Greenville’s attraction; from beautiful parks to rushing rivers to bustling coffee shops, the city lives a vibrant life. But how did Greenville become what it is today? And what problems could still be living under the surface? To discover the answers, we’re going to travel back in time and explore Greenville as it used to be--a mill town.
If you'd like to take the tour on your bicycle (or save on your gasoline bill), feel free to just read about sites 1-3, and return to site #3 (downtown Greenville) at the very end of the tour. Site #1 gives you the view from the top of Paris Mountain and the second stop is the oldest industrial mill in the area, the Conestee Mill, followed by the second oldest, where Vardry McBee established himself and a new planned-city named Greenville. Both are quite a distance from the core of this tour--the famous "Mill Crescent" that stretches only a few miles from San Souci down to City View, Judson, Dunean, and ending just south of downtown Greenville.