The City of Anderson is nestled in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, on the shore of beautiful Lake Hartwell. The Anderson community offers the feel of small-town living with the attractions and business opportunities of larger cities only a short drive away. Residents and visitors enjoy a wide variety of dining, recreation, hotel and shopping options. The City is south of Interstate 85 and is approximately half way between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. The I-85 corridor is one of the fastest growing economic areas in the U.S.
Founded in 1826, the City of Anderson was named for Revolutionary War hero General Robert Anderson. Born in 1741 in Virginia, he came to South Carolina to help his friend, Andrew Pickens, in surveying land acquired by Native Americans.
The City of Anderson is the county seat, and is located in the geographical center of the county. Anderson is a major contributor to the success of Upstate South Carolina. The city offers all of the basics upon which to build a thriving economy, including affordable land, a good transportation system, infrastructure, and a large number of active outdoor amenities. In June 2000, Anderson County was one of only ten communities to be designated an All-America City by the National Civic League. One visit, and there’s no question why Anderson is known as “South Carolina’s Bright Spot.”
Other Cities in Anderson County: Belton, Honea Path, Iva, Pelzer, Pendleton, Starr, West Pelzer, and Williamston.
County Population: 165,740
Location: On Interstate 85, halfway between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA
Climate: Mild, Four-Season Mean Temperature: 62
Average Rainfall: 47 inches
Days of Sunshine: 248
Elevation: 764 feet