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Greenville has been described as Athens, Georgia for adults. It is the county seat of and largest city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. Greenville is also the center of the largest metropolitan area of South Carolina. Columbia, Charleston, and North Charleston have more people, but the urban area around Greenville is larger. With its historic homes and modern office towers, Greenville has been described as where "Old South" meets "New South".

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  1. The village of Pleasantburg was incorporated as Greenville in 1831.
  2. Roper Mountain Science Center is home to a historic 23" refractor telescope, eighth largest of its kind in the United States.
  3. Greenville has been named one of the "Top 100 Arts Small Towns in the United States."
  4. Jaimie Alexander, an American actress known for portraying Jessi on the TV series Kyle XY and Sif in the 2011 superhero film Thor, was born in Greenville.
  5. Major Rudolf Anderson, the only person killed by enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis, was born in Greenville.

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