The Upstate of South Carolina has long played an important role in South Carolina and United States history. The region was significant in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. During the 20th Century, the Upstate became one of the leading locations for textile industries in the country and world. In recent years, the economy has diversified with the Upstate becoming one of the leading places for international businesses locating in the United States. The Upstate has also made national news topping the charts in several "Top10" lists - Best Downtowns, Best Places to Retire, Best Lakes, and the list goes on and on!
Below are links to historic summaries for each county in the Upstate:
Here are some other links to historical locations and information in the Upstate:
- Consortium for Upstate South Carolina History
- Upcountry History Museum
- The Piedmont Historical Society
- South Carolina Confederate Museum
- Upstate Textile History
- Spartanburg Regional History Museum
National Historic Register Upstate Locations
Below are links to all the places in the Upstate on the National Historic Register.