Greenwood, SC, near Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Greenville, SC
Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM attracts customers from a number of communities surrounding Greenville, SC. Included among these is Greenwood, SC, home of South Carolina's annual Festival of Flowers.
About 22,000 people live in the city of Greenwood, located in the Lower Piedmont region of the Upstate. With a total land area of 13.7 square miles, Greenwood serves as the county seat of Greenwood County. The town of Greenwood took its name from the 600-acre plantation of an early resident sometime around 1824, and was chartered as a city in 1857.
Greenwood became known as a leading rail center and textile manufacturer in the state during its early history. At one time, nine railroad tracks crossed through the city's central business district, but as rail declined as a means of daily travel, fewer and fewer trains made their way through Uptown Greenwood until rail operations ceased in 1982. That early rail infrastructure, however, was a main reason for the flourishing of textile manufacturing in the town.
Greenwood is best known now for its annual Festival of Flowers, which began in 1968 and takes place each June. Though it attracts flower enthusiasts from across the nation, the festival is more than just a standard flower show. The festival includes jazz concerts, Cessna flights for children, a classic car showcase, an assortment of world foods, and even a dog show. The festival also includes a medical symposium hosted by Self Regional Healthcare, which began life in 1951 as Self Regional Hospital, one of the most advanced hospitals in the country at the time of its construction.
Greenwood hosts another annual event, the Festival of Discovery, on the second weekend of July. This event features a number of significant elements of Upstate culture, including its rich food heritage (particularly Greenwood's famous black kettle hash) and Blues tradition.
Greenwood is about an hour's drive from Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, but is well worth the trip if you are in the market for a new or used car. If you are interested in acquiring a new or used car and want to take a test drive, stop by Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM at 2645 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607, or give us a call on our sales line at (877) 846-2560 today!
To get here from Greenwood, take US-25 North until it becomes SC-291 North. Take the I-85 North ramp toward Spartanburg, drive 2.8 miles, then get off on exit 48B onto Laurens Road. The Big O will be on your right about a mile down the road.