About This Place
Lyman is a town in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. It is a suburb of Greer. The population of Lyman was 3,243 at the 2010 census.
The town of Lyman originally grew around a general store owned by Augustus Belton Groce, which opened in the mid-1870s. This led to the community become known as Groce's Stop. In 1923, the Groce family sold over 700 acres (280 ha) to Pacific Mills; by the following year the Lyman Printing and Finishing Mill had been constructed, and by 1927, Pacific Mills had build 375 homes as housing for their employees. The town was then renamed in memory of Arthur T. Lyman, a former president of the mill. Lyman prospered for years as a textile town, but by 2005 the last mill was closed.
Lyman is located at 34°57′23″N 82°7′28″W / 34.95639°N 82.12444°W / 34.95639; -82.12444 (34.956343, -82.124559).