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REYNOLDS UTILITIES WILL BE FLUSHING FIRE HYDRANTS BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024

From WWII Army Camp to Industrial Park!

Photos of Camp Reynolds and the Industrial Park over the Years

Our History

Reynolds Industrial Park: What started as 35 acres of land used by the US Army in WWII has now grown into a 430-acre development occupied by industrial, warehouse, and service-related industries.

Today, Greenville-Reynolds Development Corporation manages three industrial parks on 1,200 acres as well as domestic water and wastewater utilities. A diverse group of more than 50 companies employing 1,600 people is located within GRDC’s three parks.

1942

June 23 — Army Engineers survey local farms.

July 3 — US Government plans purchase of 25 local farms.

August 7 — Government buys land for army camp.


1943

April 2 — Shenango Replacement Depot declared ready after 6 months of construction.

September 23 — Camp renamed Camp Reynolds after Major Fulton Reynolds, a Civil War general killed in the battle of Gettysburg.


1945

January 9 — War Department declares Camp Reynolds inactive.

March 31 — USO leaves its clubs in Greenville and Sharon in the hands of volunteers.


1946

Mid-Year — U.S. General Services Administration orders buildings at Camp Reynolds dismantled.


1947

October 27 — Army transfers the property deed to Greenville Businessmen's Association which turned the land into an industrial park.

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