Founded in 1845 by Dr. Thomas Curtis and his son, Dr. William Curtis.
Originally the first women’s college in South Carolina; fully coeducational in the late 1960s.
Ten historic buildings on campus are included on the National Register of Historic Places. These buildings have been renovated to meet today’s ever-changing technological needs.
For over a century and a half, Limestone University has been a community within a community. The Limestone Springs Historic District encompasses much of the Limestone University campus, and it’s easy to see how campus life has always blended naturally into the friendly, supportive, welcoming city of Gaffney, South Carolina.
Today, many Limestone service projects benefit neighbors in Gaffney and surrounding Cherokee County. In turn, the greater community provides its university students with hometown, southern-style opportunities for recreation, entertainment, sightseeing, shopping and more. We’re on Gaffney’s calendar. And they’re on ours.
TAKE IT DOWNTOWN
Everyone needs a break. When a book-weary Limestone student needs to unwind, historic downtown Gaffney makes the grade. Check out consignment shops and antique stores; stroll the historic commercial and residential districts; visit art galleries and museums; or just kick back with a picnic in the city park. From outlet centers to the farmers market, from pizzas and burgers to coffee shops and home style sit-down restaurants, Gaffney has a tradition of looking after its LC Saints.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Located near I-85, an easy drive to both the mountains and the beach. Nearby movies, shopping, recreation, dining, accommodations and sightseeing in and around Gaffney, SC.