Greenwood is the county seat of Greenwood County in Old 96 District.
In former Cherokee country, where trade in deerskins was lucrative, settlers moved in and began the typical Southern scene of cotton production using enslaved labor, which after emancipation faced the disenfranchisement and intimidation that was common in the post-Reconstruction era. Nowadays, Greenwood has a somewhat enterprising manufacturing sector with entities like Fujifilm, plus a small college called Lander College.
Removed from major interstates, Greenwood is connected to the rest of the world via two-lane highways in upstate South Carolina.
- 1 Greenwood Museum, 106 Main St N, ☏ . This museum provides some witness to the past in Greenwood County such as showcasing a cotton gin as well as natural science exhibits and a play space.
- 2 The Railroad Historical Center, 908 Main St S, ☏ . A chance to visit restored rail cars, with guided tours available.
- 3 Ninety Six National Historic Site, 1103 SC-248, Ninety Six, ☏ . W-Su 9AM-5PM. Preserves an 18th century settlement by the same name, a name that evolved from traders noting 9 creeks in a certain locale and 6 in another, that was a Loyalist stronghold during the Revolutionary War and managed to repel a siege by the Continental Army in 1781 around a star fort.
- 1 Lake Greenwood State Park, 302 State Park Rd, Ninety Six, ☏ . Daily 5AM-9PM. A popular lake for swimming, fishing, and natural diversion, though not of any special note in terms of water clarity or anything. It includes the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum inside the John Drummond and Holly Self Drummond Environmental Education Conference Center to relay how the CCC built this and other important works.
- 2 Grace Street Park, 112 Merrywood Dr, ☏ . Nice trail and duck pond.