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Taylors, South Carolina Facts & Information

Taylors CDP, S.C. is an unincorporated area within Greenville County, South Carolina. While Taylors is an unincorporated area, the United States Census Bureau categorizes Taylors as a census-designated place or a CDP. Being an unincorporated place, there are no legally established borders other than what has been established by the United States Census Bureau. 

As set forth by the United States Census Bureau in 2010, Taylors’ census-designated place has a total area of 10.70 square miles. A census-designated place could possibly not be in line with what local residents believe the community represents. Different considerations by the United States Census Bureau go into creating a census-designated place. The primary determining factor of establishing a census-designated place is population density. Population density is probably what was considered in the establishment of the Taylors census-designated place.  

Taylors is bordered on the southwest by the Wade Hampton CDP and bordered on the northeast by the City of Greer. U.S. Highway 29 runs through the Taylors community between Wade Hampton CDP and Greer. 

Taylors Data and other Interesting Facts

– The area code for Taylors census-designated place is 846.

– Taylors CDP, per Google Earth, Location/Coordinates – Latitude: 34°55′13.52″ N, Longitude: 82°17′46.40″ W

– Taylors’ elevation above sea level is 949 feet per Google Earth for the coordinates/ location noted above.

– Per the United States Census Bureau, there were 8,460 households within the Taylors census-designated place – 2015-2019.

– The land area of the Taylors census-designated place, per the United States Census Bureau, was 10.70 square miles as of 2010.  

– Per the 2010 United States Census, the Taylors census-designated place’s population per square mile was 2,020.2. 

– Per the United States Census Bureau, as of 2012, the Taylors CDP had 2,195 total businesses or firms within the census-designated place established boundaries.

Historical Points of Interest in the Taylors Area

Chick Springs Mineral Springs Resort was opened at a mineral spring site in Taylors by Dr. Burwell Chick (1776-1847) in 1840. The resort featured a modern, spacious hotel (which became Chick Springs Hotel) with adjoining cottages that accommodated a vast number of seasonal summer visitors. Upon Dr. Chick’s death, Chick Springs were passed onto and operated by his two sons Pettus Wales Chick (1806-1878) and Reuben Sims Chick (1812-1876). After 1857, the resort was operated by low country developers Franklin Talbird (1822-1880) and John T. Henery. The American Civil War in the 1860s temporarily brought an end to the Chick Springs Mineral Springs Resort. 

After 1885, George Westmoreland began to reestablish the Chick Springs as a resort. Julius C. Smith began managing the resort in the 1890s. The Chick Springs Company was formed by J.A. Bull in 1903 to sell water and maintain the hotel. From 1916 to 1917, a military academy was located at Chick Springs. 

Steedly Clinic and Sanitarium were in operation at Chick Springs from 1919 until 1932. An amusement park was opened at Chick Springs in 1927.

Camp Sevier was located near the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard (U.S. Highway 29) and Artillery Road. (34° 53.986′ N, 82° 20.245′ W.) Camp Sevier was a temporary camp encompassing around 1,900 acres established during World War I to train federalized National Guard troops to fight in World War I. The camp was named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero John Sevier, a patriot militia leader at the Battle of the Kings Mountain. John Sevier was later the first and third governor of the State of Tennessee. 

The United States Army arrived to form Camp Sevier on July 10, 1917, and it was formally established on July 18, 1917. Over the next several months South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee National Guard troops began arriving. These National Guard units began clearing land and constructing facilities before training began. Once the training began, soldiers were instructed in basic infantry skills, including new forms of warfare being encountered in World War I. These new forms of warfare included poison gas and the mass utilization of machine guns. The camp was of a large enough size to provide training to artillery units too.

The first National Guard unit trained and formed into a combat division was the 30th Division or the “Old Hickory Division,” which trained at the post until May 1918. The Old Hickory Division was named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The Thirtieth Division fought with distinction in both World War I and World War II. However, it is no longer a division under the United States Army’s and, in its present composition, is known as the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team as part of the North Carolina National Guard. 

The next trained and formed combat division was the 20th Division. World War I ended before the Twentieth Division was deployed to Europe. The 81st Division or the “Wildcat Division” also trained at Camp Sevier. It is estimated that around 100,000 men underwent training for World War I at Camp Sevier by 1919. The Armistice to end World War II was signed on November 11, 1918, Camp Sevier was selected on December 3, 1918, as a demobilization center for returning soldiers and was deactivated as a United States Army facility on April 8, 1919.

The William Few Bridge is located on Fews Bridge Road (S.C. State Highway 113), as it crosses over South Tyger River to form Lake Robinson (35° 1.663′ N, 82° 18.918′ W). Since at least 1882, bridges on this site have been named Few’s Bridge. William Few reportedly constructed the first bridge and later a covered bridge at this site. Few was an early pioneer settler of the future Taylors area who migrated from Georgia in 1787. His descendants still populate the area and region to this day.  

Tigerville was named by the pioneer settlers who arrived shortly after the American Revolution. Reportedly these settlers called bobcats who populated the area “tygers.” These settlers also named the river the Tyger River. The Tyger Baptist Church was established around 1800. The Tyger settlement developed along the Tugaloo Path, a Native American trading path. A state road was constructed through the settlement in 1820, creating an intersection of the Tugaloo Path.  

 

In 1881, the first Tigerville Post Office opened in Lemuel Jennings’ general store. Lemuel Jennings was the first postmaster. Tigerville was described as “charming and romantic” in 1883, with several large and fine homes as well as an academy. Lemuel Jennings’ store was later operated as Wood General Store for close to 90 years. 

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William Douglas Property Management offers HOA Management and Association Management services in Taylor, SC

Taylors, South Carolina Facts & Information

Taylors CDP, S.C. is an unincorporated area within Greenville County, South Carolina. While Taylors is an unincorporated area, the United States Census Bureau categorizes Taylors as a census-designated place or a CDP. Being an unincorporated place, there are no legally established borders other than what has been established by the United States Census Bureau.

As set forth by the United States Census Bureau in 2010, Taylors’ census-designated place has a total area of 10.70 square miles. A census-designated place could possibly not be in line with what local residents believe the community represents. Different considerations by the United States Census Bureau go into creating a census-designated place. The primary determining factor of establishing a census-designated place is population density. Population density is probably what was considered in the establishment of the Taylors census-designated place.

Taylors is bordered on the southwest by the Wade Hampton CDP and bordered on the northeast by the City of Greer. U.S. Highway 29 runs through the Taylors community between Wade Hampton CDP and Greer.

Taylors Data and other Interesting Facts

– The area code for Taylors census-designated place is 846.

– Taylors CDP, per Google Earth, Location/Coordinates – Latitude: 34°55′13.52″ N, Longitude: 82°17′46.40″ W

– Taylors’ elevation above sea level is 949 feet per Google Earth for the coordinates/ location noted above.

– Per the United States Census Bureau, there were 8,460 households within the Taylors census-designated place – 2015-2019.

– The land area of the Taylors census-designated place, per the United States Census Bureau, was 10.70 square miles as of 2010.

– Per the 2010 United States Census, the Taylors census-designated place’s population per square mile was 2,020.2.

– Per the United States Census Bureau, as of 2012, the Taylors CDP had 2,195 total businesses or firms within the census-designated place established boundaries.

Historical Points of Interest in the Taylors Area

Chick Springs Mineral Springs Resort was opened at a mineral spring site in Taylors by Dr. Burwell Chick (1776-1847) in 1840. The resort featured a modern, spacious hotel (which became Chick Springs Hotel) with adjoining cottages that accommodated a vast number of seasonal summer visitors. Upon Dr. Chick’s death, Chick Springs were passed onto and operated by his two sons Pettus Wales Chick (1806-1878) and Reuben Sims Chick (1812-1876). After 1857, the resort was operated by low country developers Franklin Talbird (1822-1880) and John T. Henery. The American Civil War in the 1860s temporarily brought an end to the Chick Springs Mineral Springs Resort.

After 1885, George Westmoreland began to reestablish the Chick Springs as a resort. Julius C. Smith began managing the resort in the 1890s. The Chick Springs Company was formed by J.A. Bull in 1903 to sell water and maintain the hotel. From 1916 to 1917, a military academy was located at Chick Springs.

Steedly Clinic and Sanitarium were in operation at Chick Springs from 1919 until 1932. An amusement park was opened at Chick Springs in 1927.

Camp Sevier was located near the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard (U.S. Highway 29) and Artillery Road. (34° 53.986′ N, 82° 20.245′ W.) Camp Sevier was a temporary camp encompassing around 1,900 acres established during World War I to train federalized National Guard troops to fight in World War I. The camp was named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero John Sevier, a patriot militia leader at the Battle of the Kings Mountain. John Sevier was later the first and third governor of the State of Tennessee.

The United States Army arrived to form Camp Sevier on July 10, 1917, and it was formally established on July 18, 1917. Over the next several months South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee National Guard troops began arriving. These National Guard units began clearing land and constructing facilities before training began. Once the training began, soldiers were instructed in basic infantry skills, including new forms of warfare being encountered in World War I. These new forms of warfare included poison gas and the mass utilization of machine guns. The camp was of a large enough size to provide training to artillery units too.

The first National Guard unit trained and formed into a combat division was the 30th Division or the “Old Hickory Division,” which trained at the post until May 1918. The Old Hickory Division was named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The Thirtieth Division fought with distinction in both World War I and World War II. However, it is no longer a division under the United States Army’s and, in its present composition, is known as the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team as part of the North Carolina National Guard.

The next trained and formed combat division was the 20th Division. World War I ended before the Twentieth Division was deployed to Europe. The 81st Division or the “Wildcat Division” also trained at Camp Sevier. It is estimated that around 100,000 men underwent training for World War I at Camp Sevier by 1919. The Armistice to end World War II was signed on November 11, 1918, Camp Sevier was selected on December 3, 1918, as a demobilization center for returning soldiers and was deactivated as a United States Army facility on April 8, 1919.

The William Few Bridge is located on Fews Bridge Road (S.C. State Highway 113), as it crosses over South Tyger River to form Lake Robinson (35° 1.663′ N, 82° 18.918′ W). Since at least 1882, bridges on this site have been named Few’s Bridge. William Few reportedly constructed the first bridge and later a covered bridge at this site. Few was an early pioneer settler of the future Taylors area who migrated from Georgia in 1787. His descendants still populate the area and region to this day.

Tigerville was named by the pioneer settlers who arrived shortly after the American Revolution. Reportedly these settlers called bobcats who populated the area “tygers.” These settlers also named the river the Tyger River. The Tyger Baptist Church was established around 1800. The Tyger settlement developed along the Tugaloo Path, a Native American trading path. A state road was constructed through the settlement in 1820, creating an intersection of the Tugaloo Path.

 

In 1881, the first Tigerville Post Office opened in Lemuel Jennings’ general store. Lemuel Jennings was the first postmaster. Tigerville was described as “charming and romantic” in 1883, with several large and fine homes as well as an academy. Lemuel Jennings’ store was later operated as Wood General Store for close to 90 years.

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