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The town of Anderson, South Carolina, is the county seat of the Anderson County, near the Greenville-Spartanburg metropolitan area.The thriving city of over 25,000 people is perhaps best known as the first city in the United States with a constant supply of electrical power, earning it the name Electric City, in the late 19th century. The proximity to Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee is one of the big attractions of Anderson SC real estate. For more information on Anderson homes please contact us using the link above.

History of Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson DowntownThe history of Anderson includes thousands of years of Native American inhabitation.At various times, the Mississippian, Catawba, Creek and Cherokee tribes have all occupied the area to varying degrees.Archaeologists have found evidence of human activities early as 11,000 years ago in the state.

The area, now known as South Carolina, was part of the Cherokee Nation in 1755, when the Cherokee Nation ceded the Eastern section of their territory to the State of South Carolina.Robert Anderson, along with his friend, Andrew Pickens, both of later Revolutionary War fame, surveyed the western section of the new state.The rest of the modern-day state of South Carolina was gained by default when the Cherokee were driven north and west by Revolutionary forces in 1777.The Anderson District was the official boundary of land opened up to European settlement until 1783.

Anderson District was created out of the much larger Pendelton District in 1780 and the courthouse for the whole area was in the town of Pendelton.In 1791, the governmental power was moved to Pickensville (named for the same Andrew Pickens) where it remained until 1800 before the first log county building and courthouse was erected on the site, almost exactly in the center of the Anderson District.Some of the settlers that continued to arrive set up near the building, causing the site and fledgling village to be called Anderson Courthouse.Wealthy aristocracy followed these settlers and bought land for plantations and summer homes in the area.

 Golf Course CommunitiesAmong the earliest settlers were former Revolutionary War soldiers who were given land deeds in place of their back salaries that the newly formed independent state could not pay in a legal, recognized currency.These grants, given out in 1786, were responsible for bringing the first wave of European migration to the area including many Scots-Irish farmers moving out from other colonies.Golf and waterfront communities south carolina

Very early settlement was widespread.Big Creek Baptist Church was among the first in the area, established in 1788 a few miles up the road.Roberts Presbyterian Church followed in 1789 and has also been known as Simpsons Meetinghouse, for the first preacher, Reverend John Simpson.The Sandy Springs Methodist Camp was established in 1825, with the St. Johns Methodist Church soon to follow in 1828.

The city of Anderson was founded in 1826 when Anderson County was created from the old-style Anderson District, though not incorporated until 1833 by an act of the South Carolina legislature.The original log county courthouse was replaced and the town continued to grow.

Maize and hogs were among the main economic staples of the area for much of the 19th century.The use of cotton as a cash crop came much later in this area when mills began popping up all over the county along railroad lines in the mid to late part of the century.

The town has had several colleges on the same centrally located site since 1858 when the Johnson Female University was founded.University hill functioned as a Confederate treasury branch during the Civil War.Afterwards, in 1866, the Collegiate Institute was founded.Instruction continued for twenty years, only to be replaced by the Patrick Military Institute in 1887 until the turn of the century.The site finally became the site of the University Hospital in the 1920s. In 1889 Clemson University, one of the top public schools in the nation, was founded with a grant from Thomas Green Clemson.

Anderson homes for saleThe first textile plant came to Anderson in 1888, to take advantage of the fast moving Rocky River.An early form of hydroelectric power for a municipal area was made possible in 1895 when William Whitner created a turbine for for the McFalls Mill, 6 miles east on the Rocky River.This caused Anderson to be called "The Electric City" as the first one of its kind in North America.With excess capacity than their mill needs called for, they sold the power and transferred it through a central control station along linesFor the first time, the industry of a small town could have electric power!A larger plant was moved 11 miles down the road to Portman Shoals, also on the Rocky River, two years later.
From this larger plant, Oliver Bolts Cotton Gin became the first to use an electric motor powered over long-distance lines, as he contracted with the newly formed, water, light and power company.Having previously been outfitted with a steam-powered motor, this demonstrated conversion got larger mills interested.Mills began springing up to take advantage of the innovation.The town grew quickly as people moved in to take advantage of the mill and factory jobs opening up in the Anderson area.

Today Anderson is conveniently located midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, on Interstate 85; linking the town to a steady stream of inter-city commerce in that fast growing region.With its proximity to property in Greenville County, Anderson real estate remains affordable but steadily rising.There are plenty of available rentals, with an overabundance of rental property in the area.The number of home residents in Anderson is steadily increasing.

Anderson SC Real Estate Listings

NEWest Anderson Real Estate Listings

124 Ascot Drive, Easley SC 29642

$12,000

124 Ascot Drive, Easley

This is a 0.58 Acre lot ready for a new home. Ascot subdivision is established near Wren Schools and convenient to Easley and Anderson.

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100 St. Lukes Circle, Easley SC 29642

$26,900

100 St. Lukes Circle, Easley

Great neighborhood to build your dream home. Great schools and convenient location! Close to HWY 153 and the interstate.

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115 Hunt Cliff Court, Easley SC 29642

$38,900

115 Hunt Cliff Court, Easley

What a great upscale neighborhood to build your dream home. This 1.30 large lot could make the perfect basement home. Quiet,country living but close to the interstate,sho...

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101 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 1, Piedmont SC 29673

$420,900

101 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 1, Piedmont

$10,000 Incentive! Anyway you want! Take it off the price, use it for closing cost, choose options or use part of the incentive for all three! New Community of Luxury Cra...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0

105 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 3, Piedmont SC 29673

$408,900

105 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 3, Piedmont

$10,000 Incentive! Anyway you want! Take it off the price, use it for closing cost, choose options or use part of the incentive for all three! New Community of Luxury Cra...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.5

102 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 8, Piedmont SC 29673

$419,900

102 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 8, Piedmont

The Enclave at River Reserve is now open! This New Gorgeous Gated Community of Luxury Craftsman Style Homes just minutes to I-85! This 4 BR - 4 BA home is full a beautifu...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0

106 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 6, Piedmont SC 29673

$399,900

106 Bold Slope Drive Unit Lot 6, Piedmont

The Enclave is NOW OPEN! Stunning 4 BR - 3 BA home built in this beautiful new Gated Community! Home features a Keeping room plus a Bonus room! Loaded with upgrades incl...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0

129 Cool Meadows Drive, Piedmont SC 29673

$134,900

129 Cool Meadows Drive, Piedmont

This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. 3BR/2BA vinyl sided ranch on cul-de-sac lot. Home features a wood-burning fireplace, rear patio and a two car attached garage. ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0

6436 DOBBINS BRIDGE ROAD, Anderson SC 29626

$384,900

6436 DOBBINS BRIDGE ROAD, Anderson

This is not your typical Lake Front Property! This home boasts 6.77 Acres, 2400 sq ft work shop with office and loft for extra storage, In Ground Pool, 3100 sq ft house,...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.5

113 Baltic Avenue, Anderson SC 29621

$150,000

113 Baltic Avenue, Anderson

This home is located in a wonderful area with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath plus an office/study and a den areas. Master has a full bath with walk in shower and garden tub plus 2 wa...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0

114 Brecken Court, Easley SC 29642

$259,900

114 Brecken Court, Easley

Enter into the foyer of the Winterbrook and you know you’ve entered a home of elegance. The first thing you’ll notice are a host of archways that pull you into ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5

746 Anderson Street, Belton SC 29627

$62,000

746 Anderson Street, Belton

Welcome to the way things used to be built and designed! Welcome to 746 Anderson Street in beautiful and quaint Belton SC. This all brick bungalow is sure to please. Det...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0

105 Talon Court Unit Lot 56, Anderson SC 29621

$145,777

105 Talon Court Unit Lot 56, Anderson

USDA AREA 100% FINANCING****Fairfax plan, 3BD 2.5BA, BONUS CAN BE ADDED FOR $8,000. Cultured marble vanity tops in bathrooms. Master with garden tub, separate stand up ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5

104 Raptor Court Unit Lot 76, Anderson SC 29621

$145,777

104 Raptor Court Unit Lot 76, Anderson

USDA AREA 100% FINANCING****Fairfax plan, 3BD 2.5BA, BONUS CAN BE ADDED FOR $8,000. Cultured marble vanity tops in bathrooms. Master with garden tub, separate stand up ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5

145 Hawk Ridge Drive Unit Lot 39, Anderson SC 29621

$145,777

145 Hawk Ridge Drive Unit Lot 39, Anderson

USDA AREA 100% FINANCING****Fairfax plan, 3BD 2.5BA, BONUS CAN BE ADDED FOR $8,000. Cultured marble vanity tops in bathrooms. Master with garden tub, separate stand up ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5

The Listings data contained on this website comes from various participants of The Multiple Listing Service of Greenville, SC, Inc. Internet Data Exchange. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. © 2014 Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS®. All Rights Reserved. Last Updated October 31, 2014

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