Searching for Coopersville

3 thoughts on “Searching for Coopersville”

  1. You can still find it if you want to! I’m convinced the two sites, Ellen furnace and Susan furnace, are sitting in the bends of Peolpes creek and the fork for Furnace creek. I have a link to a book on-line about the area and it has a map showing the locations. Putting two and two together, it’s not hard to figure out where they probably are.

  2. My great great great grandfather was the manager of Nesbitt Iron Manufacturing Co. All I know about it, was that it sat at the bend of Broad River and People’s Creek. A village sprang up which they named Cooperville. Another nearby area to spring up was Limestone Springs, home of the Up Country Resort. The company changed hands and became the Swedish Iron Manuf Co, preWar, and sold to Magnetic Iron Co, receiving huge War contracts. After the War was lost, the company was broke and forced to dissolve.
    I really enjoyed your pictures. I’ve never been to the area, so it was nice to get an idea of where my people lived.

    1. I own the iron furnace on people creek in Gaffney SC and I have a hard time finding out anything about it myself . It is a rock building with 4 openings a sits about 50 to 60 feet off people creek.

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