Service Organizations

Spartansburg had several military organizations, as well as groups who met during wars to wrap bandages and to collect needed items. Many raised money community and worldwide projects.

American Legion and VFW posts were active in town.

  • The Lamb House (8/2/1891) - The land was first purchased by Harvey (Major) Lamb from John Emerson in 1852.  Lamb built the house circa 1870.…
  • Jay C Huff American Legion Post (3/19/2015) - Spartansburg organized an American Legion Post in 1920.  The post was named after Jay C Huff who died in World…

Social Organizations

Social gatherings for small groups of ladies ranged from knitting and sewing circles to card playing and religious studies. Men participated in the band, hunting clubs and political groups.

The Grange was both a social and a service organization.

  • Presbyterian Church (1/1/1849) - The Presbyterian Church was organized in 1844.  The church was built in 1849 on the South side of Main Street. …
  • Firemen’s Carnivals and Dances (4/22/1900) - Spartansburg Firemen sponsored many events, often for fund-raising for the VFD and other organizations. One event was the Firemen's Carnival. …
  • Spartansburg Fair (10/20/1921) - Spartansburg folks enjoy celebrating.  Parades, carnivals, dances, dinners, picnics and gatherings of all sorts have been reported since the late…
  • Clear Lake Band (3/29/2020) - In 1904, a band, under the direction of Gustave Schmelzer was formed. Over the years, the membership changed, but concerts…