Greenville County was created in 1786 and was named for its physical appearance.
However, other sources say Greenville is named after General Nathanael Greene in honor of his service in the American Revolutionary War. Alston came to Greenville County in 1788 and bought 400 acres (160 ha) and a portion of Pearis' former plantation.
In 1797 Alston used his land holdings to establish a village called Pleasantburg where he also built a stately mansion.
In 1816, Alston's land was purchased by Vardry Mc Bee, who then leased the Alston mansion for a summer resort, before making mansion his home from 1835 until his death in 1864.
According to United States Census Bureau, the CSA had a population of 1,459,766 as of 2017, making it the largest CSA in the state.
Greenville is located approximately halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, along Interstate 85, and its metropolitan area also includes Interstates 185 and 385.
Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Considered to be the father of Greenville, Mc Bee donated land for many structures such as churches, academies, and a cotton mill.
Furman University was funded by Mc Bee who helped bring the university to Pleasantburg from Winnsboro, South Carolina in 1851.
Construction boomed in the 1870s such as the establishment of a bridge over the Reedy River, new mills on the river and new railroads.