Unionism in Greenville County: The Press, Pistols, and Benjamin Franklin Perry

Speaker: Candy Rae Boatwright


Unionism in Greenville County stretches back to the decade before the Nullification Crisis gripped South Carolina in the 1830s. The Greenville Mountaineer, from its founding in 1826 demonstrated Greenville residents' preference for prioritizing national concerns over a strict focus on South Carolina's interests.


By exploring the life of Benjamin F. Perry, Greenville's most prominent Unionist, through his career as the editor of the Greenville Mountaineer, lawyer, statesman, and sometimes duelist, you'll gain insight into the political and community life of early Greenville. 

  • Presented By: Greenville County Historical Society
  • Dates: August 15, 2024
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 200 W Washington St., Greenville, SC 29601
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Price: GCHS and First Presbyterian Church Members: Free Non-members: $15