South Carolina Spartanburg County Chesnee
Chesnee is located in the northeast corner of Spartanburg County
, with a small portion also extending into Cherokee County
at the junction of SC 11 (Cherokee Street) and US 221 ( Alabama Avenue and Hampton Street). In the early 1900s, the Carolina Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad Company announced it would bring a railroad line through the area. With this news, businessman John Cleveland formed the Chesnee Land Company and began to buy surrounding land. He named the new community for his great-grandmother, Margaret, a native of Scotland whose maiden name was Chesnee (also spelled Chesney).
Chesnee was officially chartered in March 7, 1911. Early enterprises included both a lumber mill and the Chesnee Cotton Mill, which both served to further increase the town's population. Other businesses sprouted up as well, such as a pharmacy and hotel.
Spartanburg is the largest city near Chesnee. Here is a map to the Spartanburg area
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