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Anderson County, South Carolina

29621, 29624, 29625, 29626

The Electric City
The Friendly City in South Carolina
The City of Hospitality

Page Contents for Anderson, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Anderson is approximately 25,899 (2005), 26686 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,503 (1990), 11080 (2010).
The amount of land area in Anderson is 32.054 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Anderson is 14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.016 sq kilometers.
The distance from Anderson to Washington DC is 446 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Anderson is positioned 34.51 degrees north of the equator and 82.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Anderson elevation is 764 feet above sea level.
Anderson median income is $ 27,716 (2000).
The Anderson median home price is $ 84,100 (2000).
Anderson average annual rainfall is 47 inches per year
Anderson average temperature is 62 degrees F.


in the northwestern corner of South Carolina in the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC area. Other nearby communities include Homeland Park, Northlake, Centerville, Starr, Belton, Pendleton, Williamston and Iva.

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temperate and mild with all four seasons represented
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History & History Related Items

Anderson was named for a Revolutionary War hero, General Robert Anderson. General Anderson, along with Andrew Pickens, were the ones who surveyed the land in the area. The land was ceded to the colony by the Indians. The Cherokees lived in the area until 1777. It was at this time when the land was given by treaty. This area was then called the Pendleton District. It was also known as the Washington District for part of that time. It wasn't until 1826 that the area received its present-day name of Anderson. It was at this time that the Pendleton District was divided into two districts - Anderson and Pickens. The settlers of this area were mostly Scotch-Irish who came here from Virginia and Pennsylvania to farm. Anderson eventually became the county seat of Anderson County. An historical building in Anderson is the old County Courthouse, built in 1898, which now faces the new courthouse. The city's nickname, "The Electric City," came was the fact that it was the first city in the south with unlimited electric power, It was also the first city in the South to have their electricity brought in over long-distance lines. The first cotton gin in the world to be operated by electricity was in Anderson County in 1897.

Here is a history page for the city. Learn more about the history of the city Fire Department.

This page tells about the historical attractions in the area.
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The founding of Anderson

December 1826

The incorporation of Anderson

19 December 1833


The Anderson County Museum
dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Anderson County.

Cultural Arts in the area.
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Anderson City Government

Anderson is the County seat of Anderson County

The City of Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson City offices
401 S. Main St.
Anderson, SC
Phone: (864) 231-2277


Anderson County Administration
100 S Main St
Anderson, SC 29624-1619
Phone: 864-260-4031

Anderson County Development Partnership
Partners for Economic Development
126 North McDuffie Street
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 260-1061 voice
(864) 260-4369 fax

Anderson Chamber

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
907 North Main St., Suite 200
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
Phone: (864) 226-3454
Open Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to help you with information and questions you may have about the Anderson area.

Anderson Organizations

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
907 North Main St., Suite 200
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
Phone: (864) 226-3454
Open Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to help you with information and questions you may have about the Anderson area.

Anderson Libraries

Anderson County Library System

300 N. McDuffie St.
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 864-260-4500

Anderson Schools


Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621-4002
Phone: 864-231-2000
Toll-free: 800-542-3594

Clemson University


Anderson is served by the Anderson County Schools System. This system has 5 districts.
Anderson is served by the Anderson School District 5
District 5 serves all of Anderson and nearby unincorporated areas. There are two high schools, two middle schools and nine elementary schools.

Anderson County Education Dept
402 Bleckley St
Anderson, SC 29625-3632
Phone: 864-225-0591
Superintendent's Phone: 864-225-0591

Anderson School District 5
400 Pearman Dairy Rd
Anderson, SC 29625-3100
Phone: 864-260-5000

T L Hanna High School
2600 Highway 81 N
Anderson, SC 29621-2509
Phone: 864-260-5110

Westside High School
806 Pearman Dairy Rd
Anderson, SC 29625-2616
Phone: 864-260-5230 Anderson


The population of Anderson was:
1990 - 26,184
1991 - 26,274
1992 - 26,370
1993 - 26,402
1994 - 26,280
1995 - 26,269
1996 - 26,199
1997 - 26,194
1998 - 26,098
1999 - 26,372
2000 - 25,514
2005 - 25,899

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