Spartanburg, United States

Town and county seat in NW South Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mts, 30 mi ENE of Greenville. In a region that endured 11 major battles in the American Revolution, both the city, established as a village in 1785, and its county are named for the Spartan Regiment of Revolutionary troops from this area. During the Civil War it was a supply and manufacturing point. Nearby are the Cowpens and Kings Mountain battlefields.