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 Greenwood County Townships
Town of Hodges
Town of Hodges is a town in Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States. Hodges was named after Major General George Washington Hodges who was commander of all of South Carolina’s Militia. George Washington Hodges born September 9, 1792 died March 24, 1876. He fought in the War of 1812. His grave is north east of town in a hidden pre- civil war cemetery. The Town of Hodges had a population of 148 as of July 1, 2019.
8 Mill Street • P.O. Box 510 Ware Shoals, S.C. 29692
(864) 456-7478 Fax (864) 456-7528
Form of Government: Council Meeting Date:
3rd Tuesday of each month Mayor: Bruce Holland
Administrator/Town Clerk/ Treasurer: Randee Beasley (864) 456-7478
Secondary Contact:
Teresa Irick - (864) 456-7478
Town of Ninety Six
Town Council Members At Large: Bruce Holland, George Leagans, Michael Powell, Brian Ross, Jack Sullivan, Patty Walters, Marshall Webster
Fire - Rodney Boyter (864) 456-2689
Police - Terry Carpenter (864) 456-7444
Water & Sewer/Public Works – Keith Wright (864) 456-7478
Population: 2,170
4411 Main Street
P.O. Box 175 • Hodges, S.C. 29653 • (864) 374-3111
Form of Government: Mayor/ Council
Mayor: Michael E. George
Key Municipal Personnel:
Fire Chief - Bobby Davenport Lead Attorney - Kenny Poston
Town of Troy
Fire - (864) 374-3311 Police - (864) 374-3111
Population: 148
Council Members: Leecie Addison, Johnny Reeves, Travis Reeves, Renee Tinsley
Ninety Six was established in 1730 as a trading post between settlers and local Indians. The name, legend has it, was given for being 96 miles from the Keowee Indian village, with whom the settlers traded with. By 1769 Ninety Six was home to the Ninety Six District Court, housing one of only two British
courthouses statewide,
the other being in
Charleston, SC. The
small village consisted
of a jail, a courthouse
and eventually home
of Cambridge College.
Ninety Six became the
site of the first land
battle of the American
Revolution south of
New England and saw
the first bloodshed in
1775. In 1781 a second
battle took place lasting
28 days, the longest siege of the American Revolution. It is now the home of the National Park Service Ninety Six Star Fort Battle Site and houses the only American Revolutionary Military tunnels in existence today. By
the late 1800’s the town moved closer to the railroad and is located two miles from the still remaining British earthen star fort. Today that area is part of the National Park Service. Ninety Six is rich in history is still present at the National Registry Historic Train Depot and the stately older homes that grace Main Street. Residents from this uniquely named town include Bill Voiselle, two time World Series pitcher and the only National League Baseball player to ever grace the number “96”; The Swinging Medallions; Rosel “Bobby” Williams of baseball’s National Negro League; Dr. Benjamin Mays, educator, Civil Rights leader and mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King; Notorious bad-boy US Senator Preston Brooks and several others. Ninety Six is also home of the SC Festival of Stars. Enjoy a day at the lake, go horseback riding, visit the quaint shops or play a round of golf. Ninety Six houses two golf courses, Star Fort Golf Course and The Patriot - a stunning course designed by Pro Golfer Davis Love, III. The population in Ninety
Six as of 2019 was 2,039. Population change since 2000: +5.6%. www.
The Long Cane Massacre Site and Lower Long Cane Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Town of Troy has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land. As of the 2019 Census, there were 97 people, 43 households, and 32 families residing in the town.
1 Neel Street • P.O. Box 218 Troy, S.C. 29848
(864) 992-5894
Form of Government: Mayor/ Council
Meeting Date:
1st Wednesday of each month Meeting Time: 7 p.m. Meeting Location: Town Hall Mayor: Brian Steven Dixon
Town of Ware Shoals
Population: 97
Council Members: Christopher W, Cox, Henry (Rusty) Deason Jr., Thomas Young, Amy S. McCoy, Brandon B. Brooks
Key Municipal Personnel: Clerk - Lisa Bowick
The Town of Ware Shoals, which straddles the counties of Greenwood, Abbeville and Laurens, was little more than a picnic site on the Saluda
River in the late 1800’s. As America began developing hydroelectric plants to produce electricity, the Saluda River and its shoals would become an attractive site for industrialists of the day. Founded in 1902 by Benjamin D. Reigel, Ware Shoals became a bustling textile community with Reigel Textile Corp. employing as many as 5000 workers. In 1931 the federal New Deal Program help create Reigel Stadium. Through the decades the stadium has hosted many historic events including both the textile and Negro baseball leagues. Today Ware Shoals is best known for its annual Catfish Feastival. The event began in 1981 to harvest more than a ton of catfish from the shallows during the annual draining of the Riegel Textile Company pool and dam site.
Population: 2,039
City Offices: 120 N. Main Street
P. O. Box 8 • Ninety Six, SC 29666
(864) 543-2200 Fax (864) 543-4304
Mayor: Michael Rowe Clerk/Treasurer:
Ketekash Crump-Lukie
(864) 970-7704
Police Chief:
Chris Porter - (864) 543-3122 Fire Chief:
Jeff Crisp - (864) 993-9514
Streets & Sanitation:
(864) 980-9695
Tourism & Events Director:
Marjorie Blalock (864) 543-3396 or (864) 532-2200, ext. 6
Council Members:
Michael Ray (Mickey) Goodman Ward 2 - Bridget Porter
Ward 3 - Wayne Gilbert
Ward 4 - Kellar Rogers
Ward 5 - Arvest Turner
Ward 6 - Charles Stevens
Meeting Date:
3rd Monday of each month Meeting Time: 6 p.m.
Meeting Location:
Ninety Six Visitor’s Center

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