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1784

Benjamin Griffith was granted 100 acres, becoming one of the earliest known settlers in the area now called “Mauldin”.

1868

The area became known as “Butler’s Corners” and “Butler’s Crossroads” after Willis William Butler purchased a home at the town’s only crossroads (Laurens Rd and Reedy River Rd).

1869

Land was transferred to Mauldin Episcopal Church, later known as Poplar Springs.  The same site, though the original buildings are gone, currently houses Mauldin United Methodist Church.

1879

Reedy River Baptist Church was built.  The Church still exists today, though in new facilities.

1886

Mauldin Train Depot is built in the Butler’s Crossroads Community, named after Lt. Gov. W.L. Mauldin who helped bring the railroad through the community.

December 24, 1890

The Town of Mauldin receives its first charter, also named after Lt. Gov. W.L. Mauldin.

1904

Mauldin First Baptist Church established.

February 14, 1910

Mauldin reincorporates and elects its first Mayor, A.L. Holland.

1922

A new school was built on East Butler Road.  The school would be destroyed by fire in 1935.

1932

The Town of Mauldin’s charter was revoked at the request of Mayor W.E. Murray, as a result of extreme hardships faced during the Great Depression.

1937

Mauldin School, replacing the older destroyed school, is built as a part of the WPA program.  The facility housed 2-12 grades. In 1957, it became Mauldin Elementary School. In 2003, the City of Mauldin purchased the facility and repurposed the building as the Mauldin Cultural Center.

1953

Greenville Water lines were first installed in Mauldin along Laurens Road.  The delivery of water sparked a new name for the area stretching from Mauldin to Fountain Inn — “The Golden Strip”.

1956

US 276 was built from Greenville to Columbia, coming straight through the center of Mauldin.

May 28, 1957

The Town of Mauldin reincorporated yet again.

1958

Mauldin’s first fire department, made of all volunteers, was formed.  The first fire truck was soon purchased.

1961

Mauldin’s first City Hall was built.

1969

Mauldin’s status was upgraded from a Town to a City.

1973

Mauldin High School was built.

1979

Mauldin approves funding to build the Ray Hopkins Senior Center.

1988

Brookfield Business Park is opened in Mauldin.

1999

Mauldin Middle School is opened.

2000

A new $3.7m City Hall is constructed.

2002

New Mauldin Elementary School opens.

2004

The City purchases the original Mauldin School building to re-purpose as the Mauldin Cultural Center.

2007

The Mauldin Sports Center is opened.

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