Limestone College was founded in 1845 and was one of the first women’s colleges in South Carolina. It is now a Christian non-denominational co-educational four-year institution. This private college’s main campus is located on 115 acres in Gaffney, South Carolina. Gaffney is located approximately 45 minutes from Charlotte and 40 minutes from Greenville. There are also several extended campuses located throughout South Carolina in Yemassee, Kingstree, Greer, Aiken, Charleston, Florence, and Columbia. Limestone College was ranked as one of the best regional colleges in the south in the U.S. News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.