The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain

The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain (HMDB1)

Location: Greenville, SC 29609 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 56.433', W 82° 23.483'

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An adventurous hero or an opportunistic traitor, Richard Pearis led a life touched by many of colonial America's defining themes. Leaving Virginia, he settled by the Reedy River in 1768 and is credited with being the first to harness local waterpower at a gristmill. Through his Cherokee "side wife," Pearis built alliances with Native Americans that helped him amass some 150,000 acres, including all of what is now Greenville.

During the revolution, Pearis's support of the Crown prompted his imprisonment and the lost of all his property. Continuing to fight for the Redcoats, Richard Pearis was rewarded with a royal pension that let him live out his days in the Bahamas.
HM NumberHMDB1
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372937 N 3867334
Decimal Degrees34.94055000, -82.39138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.433', W 82° 23.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 25.98" N, 82° 23' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Paris Mountain State Park, Greenville SC 29609, US
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