South Carolina Anderson County Piedmont
The Town of Piedmont straddles the border between Anderson
counties. Native Americans used the area as a river crossing because its rock formations jutted into the Saluda River. After the Civil War
, Henry Pinckey Hammett also found the riverside to be an ideal location – for a cotton mill.
As early as the 1880s he used hydro-electrical power to run the machinery in his textile mills. From the 1920s until Duke Power expanded into the region after WWII, a water plant on the river also supplied electricity to Piedmont homes.
are the largest cities near Piedmont. Here are maps of the Anderson area
and of the Greenville area
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