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Old 12-05-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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Letís make a list of famous people who have lived in Greenville SC at one time from way back to present day! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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Here is a list of some https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenv...Notable_people
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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Well, I guess that takes care of that.

All I can add is Ashland Craft from Piedmont, who's a finalist on The Voice this season. Not Greenville but close.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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Yeah, this was posted not long ago:

Famous in Greenville
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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Well, I guess that takes care of that.

All I can add is Ashland Craft from Piedmont, who's a finalist on The Voice this season. Not Greenville but close.
Ashland was just eliminated from the competition tonight. Guess that takes care of that, too.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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Charles Townes is the most unsung hero from the upstate.He showed JFK how to create NASA on the back of a napkin at lunch, invented the laser, won a Nobel Prize, passed away two years ago at age 99.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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This may be the coolest person ever, thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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There is a statue of Townes located downtown.

https://www.postandcourier.com/opini...879482e0c.html

Joel Roberts Poinsett also has a statue downtown.

He was the first United States Minister to Mexico, and Secretary of War under President Martin Van Buren.

He introduced the Christmas Eve flower, or Catarina to the United States after seeing it in Mexico which is why it is called the poinsettia in the US.

He helped to found the predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution.

His home in Greenville was called The Homestead. He died traveling to Greenville from Charleston.

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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One of Albert Einstein's sons, Hans, lived in Greenville. His 5 year old son died while he was in Greenville and he is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Ask LaFleur: Do you know about Albert Einstein's ties to Greenville?
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Check out this forum from a few years back. Any famous celebrities live in Greenville and surrounding areas?
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