Powdersville’s unique name comes from the mid-1800s when the town was noted for the production and storage of gunpowder. In 1859 a powder mill was established and shortly thereafter the first store, Powdersville Area General Store. The community, located in close proximity to Greenville and Easley, provides many residential neighborhoods for those who work and shop in Greenville. There are older home neighborhoods as well as many homes in newly construction neighborhoods. Powdersville provides a small-town atmosphere close to the larger Greenville Upstate Area.