Spartanburg is located in the northwestern part of the state of South Carolina and a city and seat of Spartanburg County. The area sits along Blue Ridge Mountains foothills which is situated in the northeastern part of Greenville. The name was taken after the Spartan Rifles, they are a regiment of the local militia who fought during the American Revolution. The area was first established as a courthouse village, and thereafter the community was in an area that was noted for its ironworks, cotton planting, and of a few cotton mills that were built. The growth was accelerated in 1865 after the intersection of the three major rail lines at Spartanburg started. It was able to diversify its economy which now extends its economic activity to textile mills, metalworking plants, and among other industries.
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