About Graniteville, South Carolina

Graniteville was the South's first large-scale Cotton Mill built in 1845 by then architect Mr. William Gregg. His paternalistic mill town included 90 homes, several boarding houses, six stores, two churches, and a school for the mill workers and their families. The community got its name because most of those original buildings were constructed of blue granite.

Mr. Gregg required the children of mill workers to attend the public school he instituted, and violators were fined. As such, Graniteville holds the distinction of having the first compulsory education system in the Southern United States.

Present day Graniteville is located in Aiken County, west of Aiken, South Carolina, in the Horse Creek Valley. Considered a part of the Augusta, Georgia Metropolitan area. Graniteville is also located in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region which is comprised of thirteen counties in Eastern Georgia and seven counties in Western South Carolina. Hence, the title of this website.

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About The Webmaster

I am Billy Tholborn. Born and raised from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An obsessed fan of college football and baseball for the Louisiana State University (LSU) Fighting Tigers (GEAUX TIGERS!). A National Weather Service Cooperative Observer since June 2018. A National Weather Service Trained Severe Storm Spotter (SKYWARN). I am also, an amateur radio (GENERAL) operator CALL SIGN: KC4SRA. My COCORaHS Station is SC-AK-75 since January, 2017.

My webmaster experience has spanned many years self-taught with no formal training. I extensively use VISUAL STUDIO CODE for WINDOWS to perform all programming in HTML ,CSS and PHP. I also extensively use WINSCP for all File Transfer Protocol (FTP) commands.