- Patrick Hues Mell, as a consulting mining engineer, concludes three years as State Chemist of Georgia, from 1874.
- March 24: A great early morning fire in Greenville destroys a large number of businesses on Saturday, this date, and kills at least two. Among those whose businesses are destroyed are J. H. Morgan and Company, Messrs. Westmoreland and Sloan, W.A. Long and Company, Thomas D. Davis, Mr. W. C. Owings, Messrs. Gilreath and Burgiss, Mr. B. F. McDavid, Mr. J. W. Miller and G. W. Parkins, The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, March 29, 1877 (Volume VI, Number 29, page 2.) ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, pages 42-43.)
- November 14: The Blue Ridge Railroad's final extension, from West Union to Walhalla, sees the first train arrive in the town, but no further track is ever laid up Stumphouse Mountain.
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