Place:Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

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NameSpartanburg
Alt namesSpartanburghsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45012964
TypeCity
Coordinates34.947°N 81.928°W
Located inSpartanburg, South Carolina, United States     (1785 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Spartanburg is the most populous city in and the seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. The city of Spartanburg has a municipal population of 37,013, and Spartanburg County has an urban population of 180,786 as of the 2010 census.[1] The Spartanburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, including Spartanburg and Union counties, had a population of 317,057 as of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Spartanburg is the second-largest city in the greater Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,385,045 as of 2014. It is part of a 10-county region of northwestern South Carolina known as "The Upstate," and is located northwest of Columbia, west of Charlotte, North Carolina, and about northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

Spartanburg is a major city in South Carolina. It is the home of Wofford College and the site of headquarters for Denny's. Spartanburg is also home of the BMW Spartanburg factory.

History

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Spartanburg was formed in 1785 and was named after a local militia called the Spartan Regiment in the American Revolutionary War. The Spartan Regiment, commanded by Andrew Pickens, participated in the nearby Battle of Cowpens. In 1831, Spartanburg was incorporated, later becoming known as the "Hub City": railroad lines radiated from the city forming the shape of a wheel hub.

It became a center of textile manufacturing in the late 19th century, with around 40 textile mills being established through the early 1900s.

During World War I Camp Wadsworth was used to train 100,000 soldiers for the war. Camp Croft trained soldiers during World War II. The facility was transferred to the state and adapted as Croft State Park.

By the 1950s, the production in these mills began to decline as wages increased. Most textile manufacturing jobs were moved offshore by the companies.

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