Great Falls is a very small Town located in the piedmont section of South Carolina on the Catawba River. The town was founded by the power company owned by Mr. J.B. Duke. As he built hydro electric plants on the Catawba and was the founder of the three Republic Cotton Mills, people were brought from far and wide from the farming communities to live in the newly constructed mill villages that offered new homes that were equipped with running water, electricity and sanitary sewers. The mill company owned and furnished to the merchants newly constructed buildings in the downtown area for retail trade. The northern part of town, nicknamed Flopeye, was primarily built and owned by private parties.
The school system, part of Chester County School District, has always been successful in graduating scholars who went on to become lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and professional medical personnel, which the community is very proud of.
As a town, we cannot leave off our pride and admiration of our athletic teams which have won state championships in all major sports.
The closings of the three mills and the decline in retail services within our town has had a negative effect on our population, but we are striving to turn things around and once again have a thriving and industrious town.
Garbage Pickup - December 2019
Tuesday's route for garbage pickup will be on
Monday, December 23.
Normal operation will resume on Thursday, December 26.