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Paris Mountain State ParkJust four miles from downtown Greenville, South Carolina, you will find the small area of Paris Mountain, SC. It lies on the outskirts of town yet remains a rural destination, that is protected as a South Carolina State Park, founded in 1935. The area, first settled by Europeans in the late 18th century, today is a destination for hikers and bikers alike.

The history of Paris Mountain, includes thousands of years of Native American inhabitation. At various times, the Mississippian, Catawba, Creek and Cherokee tribes have all occupied the area to varying degrees. Archaeologists have found evidence of human activities early as 11,000 years ago in the state.

The area now known as South Carolina was part of the Cherokee Nation in 1755, when the Eastern section of the state was ceded to the State of South Carolina. The British built Fort Prince George to serve the population of European traders that were operating in the area and was the site of several battles during the Cherokee War of 1756. The nearby area was ceded to the Cherokee Nation as a protected in 1763 when the French-Indian War ended.

Around 1770, Torrie "Colonel" Richard Paeris became the first European to permanently settle in the region, and sided with the British during the Revolutionary War. His homestead at the Reedy River Falls, was taken by Revolutionary forces when they drove the Cherokee out to the north and west.

The area officially became Greenville County after the war, named after General Nathanial Greene. Many grants were issued to veterans of the War of American Independence when the state couldnt meet the payroll. Issued as early as 1786, veteran benefactors settled nearby in the town then known as Pleasantville, that soon became Greenville, SC.

When the railroad came through in the late 19th century, the stop near the mountain is simply called Paris, perhaps accounting for the name change. As the town of Greenville grew, the area and homesteads nearby became known as Paris Mountain.During that time, inns for travellers along the river road operated.In the 1890s, rudimentary protection was granted the Paris Mountain area when reservoirs were built there.

What was the first school in the area during the 19th century was then a 2-room wooden building called Mountain Academy. Land to build a dedicated high school nearby was donated in 1912 to become the Paris School, but was almost immediately transformed into Camp Sevier in 1918. The base assisted in training troops for combat in Europe during World War I. Men from all over the United States found themselves being whipped into shape here before being shipped off as the entire 30th or "Old Hickory" Division. The site of the former camp finally became the Paris High School, within the district of Greenville, SC., from 1926-1960. The whole complex was torn down in 1976.

The Depression of the 1930s hit the area very hard and many out-of-work locals joined the federal "Alphabet Agency" program, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), to create several parks in the area. The state Forestry Commission was tasked with developing a state Forest Service to administer the new parks.Paris Mountain State Park was one of them. The new South Carolina State Park Service dedicated it in the mid-1930s. Today, nearly 1,300 acres are protected and held in public trust.The park offers residents of Greenville an opportunity to utilize mountain urban camping in a seemingly pristine (though actually just well-recovered) landscape with trails and clean lakes that are spectacular enough to draw visitors from the whole Greenville region.

The mountain itself is a single giant rock of hard basalt that has survived the geological forces that have worn down the nearby topography. Today it is a prominent enough peak to be home to most of the cel phone, radio and television transmitters in the Greenville area. It is one of the oldest protected areas in the entire state. At its peak, Paris Mountain is about 1800 feet above sea level, giving unparalleled views of the city, at least a thousand feet below. Its reservoirs supply water for the fast-growing city of Greenville.

Paris Mountain Homes for Sale Greenville SCToday, Paris Mountain property remains classified as rural, due to the protected nature of the park. Paris Mountain Homes near the park routinely sell for upwards of $200,000 to over half a million dollars, making it some of the most desirable and sot after Greenville County real estate.

Activities that one may pursue in the park include, boating, swimming, backpacking, picnicking, overnight camping, guided nature tours, biking, rock climbing, challenging hiking trails and regular programs. Admission is $2 for adults, $1.25 for youth and seniors. The park has a thriving "Friends of Paris Mountain" club you can join which gets you free admission to all state parks. A great deal and a great asset to the homes of Paris Moutain.

New Paris Mountain Real Estate For Sale

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$969,609

1253 Altamont Road, Greenville

SPECTACULAR VIEWS of Greenville & Furman on six private acres on Paris Mountain, just 10 minutes from Downtown, 3 minutes from Furman and its fantastic OLLI program! Amaz...

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$27,500

0000 Phillips Trail, Greenville

Beautiful Wooded Lot On Paris Mountain with Established Homes All Around

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$275,000

00 Hillandale Road, Greenville

INVVESTOR'S DREAM....Come and see this awesome opportunity to own 3 homes next door to each other. 2 homes are currently rented and the renters would like to remain. 104,...

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$95,000

110 Hillandale Road, Greenville

Investor Special!! Cute all brick 2 bedroom 1.5 bath ranch home has tons of potential. There home features some hardwood floors, a large den, office/study or dining room ...

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$95,000

106 Hillandale Road, Greenville

Craftsman style bungalow with fenced back yard and circular style drive. This home has the possibility of being 3 bedrooms, (one is being used as an office area). There i...

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$85,000

104 Hillandale Road, Greenville

Charming bungalow that brings us back to simpler times. The home is stated to have been built around 1937 and has a lot of old style features that will make you smile. Th...

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$625,000

647 Altamont Road, Greenville

Fabulous home located on Paris Mountain with absolutely beautiful views with privacy galore! Please see associated documents with all the updates! Wonderful updated kit...

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$44,900

Phillips Trail, Greenville

Great lot in a well established neighborhood. Minutes from Furman University, Travelers Rest, Paris Mountain State Park and Summersett Golf Course.

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$349,000

1079 Altamont Road, Greenville

Spectacular View Lot. The executive building site you've been waiting for, first time on the market....nestled high above the busy world below, less than 15 minutes to d...

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$185,000

1079 Altamont Road, Greenville

Spectacular View Lot. The executive building site you've been waiting for, first time on the market....nestled high above the busy world below, less than 15 minutes to d...

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