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According to United States Census Bureau, the CSA had a population of 1,442,117 as of 2016, making it the largest CSA in the state.
The CSA, a 10-county region of northwestern South Carolina, is known as "The Upstate".
However, other sources say Greenville is named after General Nathanael Greene in honor of his service in the American Revolutionary War. Alston came to Greenville County in 1788 and bought 400 acres (160 ha) and a portion of Pearis' former plantation.
In 1797 Alston used his land holdings to establish a village called Pleasantburg where he also built a stately mansion.
Furman University and the Greenville Women's College also struggled in the crippling economy forcing them to merge in 1933.
The Textile Workers Strike of 1934 caused such an uproar in the city and surrounding mill towns that the National Guard had to subdue the chaos.
Pearis established a plantation on the Reedy River called the Great Plains in present-day downtown Greenville.
The American Revolution divided the South Carolina country between the Loyalists and Patriots.
Greenville County was created in 1786 and was named for its physical appearance.
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.
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.