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 has gained recognition in various national publications such as CNN Money, which ranked Greenville as one of the "Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.
The Greenville News was established in 1874 as Greenville's first daily newspaper.
Southern Bell installed the first telephone lines in the city.
Pearis supported the Loyalists and together with their allies the Cherokee attacked the Patriots.
The Patriots retaliated by burning down Pearis' plantation and jailing him in Charleston.
The American Revolution divided the South Carolina country between the Loyalists and Patriots.
A wealthy settler from Virginia named Richard Pearis arrived in South Carolina around 1754 trading with Cherokee.
Pearis had a child with a Cherokee woman and received about 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) from the Cherokee around 1770.
making it the third-largest urban area in South Carolina as well as the fastest growing.
Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area.