Welcome to Greenville Roots

Greenville Roots is a treasure trove that offers you a way to view our community from almost any angle and learn something new.

Interested in digging into our community's history, including its founders and a group of visionaries who reimagined downtown Greenville almost 50 years ago?

Eager to learn more about the entertainers, sports stars and celebrities who once called Greenville home and those who still do?

Curious about the area lore involving Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan and Pepto Bismol?

Want to know about fun things to do in the area?

It’s all here, and lots more.

Greenville Roots lays out the landscape of Greenville in ways that are useful whether you’re new to the area, a native or just visiting.

And it will give you a taste of what’s unique about Greenville, which has become a regional tourist destination on top of its role as one of the state’s commercial and industrial centers.

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Fun for Kids

Downtown Greenville and the surrounding area boast a wealth of fun things to do with kids. Whether it's a hunt for Mice on Main or a day at the waterpark, there's plenty to see and do, much of it free.

Have fun »

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The visionaries

The City of Greenville has been blessed with a group of visionaries who imagined what this town and it's bejeweled downtown could one day look like. Meet the 10 civic and business leaders credited with making it all happen.

Meet them »

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Our rich history

Greenville's present cannot be appreciated without first learning the tapestry of its past. From an automotive industry forged from the manufacturing roots that trace back to the days when the Upstate was once the Textile Capital of the World.

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Sports stars who grew up here. It'll blow your mind.

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10 you must know See for yourself.

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And lastly, this one. Checkmate.

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