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Welcome to Great Falls, South Carolina

     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.





Town of Great Falls

Needs Assessment Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

6:30 p.m.


Great Falls Town Hall

Dearborn Street


The public is invited



The Town of Great Falls will hold a public hearing to solicit public input on community needs and priorities for housing, public facilities and economic development, particularly as they relate to persons of low to moderate incomes.


Public comments on community needs are invited.


Call the Town of Great Falls at 803-482-2055 if you have questions or require special accommodations to attend the meeting. A 72-hour notice is required for assistance.