Laurens county is surrounded by lakes and rivers, separating it from the other counties (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, Abbeville, etc.) in South Carolina. The land was first settled by Cherokee Indians, and the first European settler was a man named John Duncan, and because of him, the settlement grew and eventually the county’s first and oldest church was erected, Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church. Laurens county is one of the six counties that was a part of the old Ninety-Six district, and once the Revolutionary battles in the area ended, Laurens county separated from the district and was named after the statesman Henry Laurens.
The centuries passed for Laurens county, making the area more populous and prosperous. At the beginning of the 20th century, Laurens county had become a popular area for the textile industry as well as education. Through the 20th century, Laurens county became less dependent on textiles, and explored other options to keep their economy growing.
Today, there are plenty of homes for sale in Laurens county SC to give its prospective residents a chance to explore its expansive and unique history.
Laurens county is home to 66,533, it's county seat is the city of Laurens, and it is surrounded by many different industries, allowing for residents to choose something that suits their interests. Laurens still holds on to its history through numerous museums and historical venues. The areas surrounding Laurens county help tell the history of the county and the state.
Laurens county is made up of two school districts (district 55 and district 56), and they are ranked in numerous categories such as best teachers, best administration, best academics, and so on. For secondary education options, there are plenty of nationally recognized and accredited colleges and universities in and around Laurens county with a commute time favorable for students living on or off campus.
To be surrounded by history, culture, and an ever-growing society, there are plenty of Laurens county SC homes for sale to fit whatever you and your family need.
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