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About Pickens County

Located in the northwestern section of South Carolina, Pickens County contains an area of 497 square miles. The terrain varies from steep mountains in the north, including the state's highest mountain Sassafras Mountain (3548') to gently rolling hills in the south. The waters of Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee, and Lake Jocassee comprise the western boundary of the county.

Pickens County was named for Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens (1739-1817). The county seat is the town of Pickens. This area in the northwestern corner of the state was Indian territory until 1777. It subsequently became part of Pendleton District (at one time called Washington District). In 1826 Pendleton was divided into two counties, Pickens and Anderson; the western portion of Pickens County was later split off to form Oconee County (1868). The earliest European settlers in this region were Indian traders. The British built Fort Prince George around 1753 as protection against the Indians, and the fort was the site of several battles in the Cherokee War of 1756. The Cherokee town of Old Seneca was later destroyed by American troops in 1776. John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), United States vice president, senator, and cabinet member, made his home at Fort Hill plantation in Pickens County. His son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson(1807-1888), bequeathed the plantation to the state for use as an agricultural college, which led to the founding of Clemson University.

Cities and Towns Located in Pickens County

Arial, Central, Clemson, Dacusville, Easley, Liberty, Nine Times , Norris , Pickens, Pumpkintown , Rocky Bottom, Six Mile, Sunset

Easley, with 20,300 residents, is the largest city in Pickens County.

The city features the Baptist Easley Hospital, five local public schools and a recreation complex that draws thousands of fans to several tournaments.

The amount of land area in Easley is 25.677 sq. kilometers.

The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.

The GPS coordinates for Easley are (34° 57' 38" N., 82° 33' 42" W.)

Population: 20,300

State Ranking: 17 / 46

Natl. Ranking: 1,711 / 3,143

County: Pickens

Avg. Temp: Jan 41°F, Jul 74°F

Elevation: 1,091 ft

Area Code(s): 864

Time Zone: Eastern

Zip codes: 29640..29642

Population (year 2013): 20,300

Males: 8,511 (47.9%), Females: 9,243 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 37.1 years

Median household income: $42,494 (year 2013)

Median house value: $136,400 (year 2013) More information from the U.S. Census Bureau

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