Anderson Co., SC

Anderson Co., SC

Anderson County, SC


Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named for Revolutionary War general Robert Anderson (1741-1812). This region was occupied by the Cherokee Indians until 1777, when it was ceded by treaty to the state. Part of the "Indian Land" became Pendleton District (also called Washington District at one time.) The area was given its present name in 1826, when Pendleton District was split into Anderson and Pickens.

Most of the early settlers of this area were Scotch-Irish farmers who moved south from Pennsylvania and Virginia in the eighteenth century.

Source: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/anderson-county

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Anderson County is bordered by Pickens, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee and Abbeville counties, as well as the Georgia counties of Elbert and Hart.

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