Founded in 1785, Spartanburg is the 12th largest city in South Carolina, and derived its name from a local militia called the Spartan Regiment in the American Revolutionary War. In 1831, Spartanburg became incorporated and earned its nickname, the Hub City, when railroads were built radiating out from its center. Through the years, Spartanburg became a maze of textile mills and served as a training ground for troops in World War II.
Today, Spartanburg is a college town, home to 8 colleges and universities. Spartanburg, South Carolina has unique attractions that every member of the family will enjoy, and visiting will be easy on your wallet. Check out our top picks for experiencing the Hub City below.