Upstate South Carolina

For those who haven't called South Carolina home before, you might hear parts of the state referred to peridically in terms of location.  Counties along the coast are commonly referred to as the low country, while counties surrounding our capital, Columbia, might be referred to as the midlands.  Greenville and surrounding counties would be referred to as upstate South Carolina or the foothills.  The foothills term is a reference to the area that sits at or near the base of a mountainous area, in this case the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Counties that would be considered part of the upstate of South Carolina include, highlighted from left to right, Top: Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, and second row: Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, and Union.

Upstate South Carolina