Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Spartanburg: Spartanburg County


city (1990 pop. 43,467), seat of Spartanburg co., NW S.C., in the Piedmont (see under piedmontpiedmont,
any area near the foot of a mountain, particularly the plateau (the Piedmont) extending from New York to Alabama E of the Appalachian Mts. and W of the Atlantic coastal plain. In Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina it is E of the Blue Ridge Mts.
..... Click the link for more information.
) near the N.C. line; inc. 1831. The city is noted for its textile production. It is an important commercial, transportation, and trade focus in an agriculture and livestock region. Machinery, chemicals, plastics, wood, metal, clay, transportation equipment, and paper items are produced, and agricultural products include dairy goods, poultry, hogs, grains, peaches, and apples. In the American Revolution, 11 major battles were fought in the area. The city and its county were named for the "Spartan" regiment of Revolutionary troops recruited in the area. In the Civil War the city was a busy supply-manufacturing point. Spartanburg is the seat of Wofford College, Converse College, and a campus of the Univ. of South Carolina. The city was the home of James F. ByrnesByrnes, James Francis,
1879–1972, American public official, Secretary of State (1945–47), governor of South Carolina (1951–55), b. Charleston, S.C. He studied law while working (1900–1908) as a court reporter, owned and edited a newspaper in Aiken, S. C.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Cowpens National Battlefield and a state park are nearby.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city in the southern USA, in the state of South Carolina; situated on the Piedmont. Population, 44,500 (1970). A center of the textile industry, Spartanburg also produces equipment for the textile industry. It has enterprises for the production of clothing, equipment for electrical engineering, chemicals, and foodstuffs.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-March 31, 2016-GNMO II deploys USD10m in new markets tax credits for Spartanburg, SC project
BMW AG (Xetra: BMW), a Germany-based automaker, is planning to produce its new X4 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, assembly plant.
The school, which sits at the intersection of South Dean and Kennedy streets, later became Spartanburg High School.
Winegardner and Hammons Inc, a US-based hotel management company, has entered into a management contract to operate the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park in South Carolina, US.
Her presentation, "Atrial Fibrillation: An Escalating Cardiovascular and Economic Consequences", was given while members were treated to dinner of steak and salmon at the Summit Pointe in Spartanburg, SC.
John Windley, president of SCBT, has announced that four former Wachovia wealth management executives would lead the bank's expansion into Spartanburg.
When do you expect the new Spartanburg, SC, plant to achieve your projected capacity of 80,000 to 90,000 units?
In partnership with the Blueways Coalition and the Spartanburg County Parks Department, the projects are the result of a $65,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation and a $15,000 contribution from the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce's OneSpartanburg initiative.
Police were dispatched to Bailey's home in Spartanburg County around 6:15 p.m.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 31, 2016-GNMO II deploys USD10m in new markets tax credits for Spartanburg, SC project
They proudly serve the following areas: Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Bristol, Greeneville, Johnson City, Kingsport, and Abingdon.