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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.
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) 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.
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. Cowpens National Battlefield and a state park are nearby.
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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.

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