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Anderson County,

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

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.

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29621, 29624, 29625, 29626

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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).

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Anderson location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Anderson is temperate and mild with all four seasons represented
Anderson average annual rainfall is 47 inches per year
Anderson average temperature is 62 degrees F.
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Anderson history:

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.
The founding of Anderson: December 1826
The incorporation date of Anderson: 19 December 1833

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Anderson attractions:

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

Cultural Arts in the area.

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