Greenwood County, South Carolina

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Greenwood County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 66,271; in 2005 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 67,979.[1] Its county seat is Greenwood.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 463 square miles (1,199.2 km2), of which 456 square miles (1,181.0 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (1.60%) is water.


Greenwood County was formed in 1897 from portions of Abbeville County and Edgefield County, which had originally been part of the old Ninety-Six District. It was named for its county seat, Greenwood, which had been named around 1824 after a plantation owned by John McGehee, an early resident.

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