Richard Pearis

Richard Pearis (HM50T)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.691', W 82° 24.031'

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Reede River Falls Historic Park

Richard Pearis, Greenville's first white settler, was an Irish adventurer who had settled in Virginia with his wife and family by the middle of the eighteenth century. He developed good trade relationships with the Cherokee Indians, had a son by an Indian woman, and in 1770 acquired title to 100,000 acres of Indian land in what is now Greenville County. He set up his "Great Plains" Plantation with a trading post and grist mill on the banks of the Reedy River. Pearis was wooed by both Patriots and Tories when the American Revolution began. When he went with the British, Patriots burned his home, mill, and store. He fled to the Bahamas and never returned to Greenville. Paris Mountain is named for him.
HM NumberHM50T
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371955 N 3856731
Decimal Degrees34.84485000, -82.40051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.691', W 82° 24.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 41.46" N, 82° 24' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Liberty Bridge, Greenville SC 29601, US
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