Cities and Towns

Pickens County includes a number of cities and towns, each with its own special flavor and things to see and do. Here are links to more information about a few of them.


"Quiet, calm and cozy," Central is rich in history and caring people. In the northwest corner of South Carolina, Central is midway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, within a half-hour drive of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee.

Central is home to Victorian architecture, Southern Wesleyan University, The Central History Museum, Railroad Museum and the Railroad Festival.

For more information, please visit the City of Central website.


Clemson is a university town with a strong sense of community and a high quality of life for its residents. University students add to its diversity and vitality. The City is dedicated to preserving and improving its natural resources, and offers several attractions, such as the golf courses, lakes and rivers, the South Carolina Botanical Garden, the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, a terrific farmers market, several historic sites, including Ashtabula House, Fort Hill and Hanover, and plenty of great restaurants and shops.

For more information, visit the website for the City of Clemson.


For unique shopping and dining in an old-fashioned, friendly atmosphere, visit Olde Downtown Easley, where Main and Pendleton Streets meet. Summer music on the square, fall festivals, a growing Christmas parade, a farmers market and plenty of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, all give Easley a community feel. Add important historical sites and exceptional recreational facilities, and you may not want to leave.

For more information, you may also want to visit the City of Easley website.


The City of Liberty features great restaurants, quaint shops, the popular Freedom Park, and the Rosewood Center, a popular location for community events. For more information, please visit the City of Liberty website.


The City of Pickens is  a great place to live, work or visit. Explore the scenic beauty of the Appalachians, visible from Main Street in downtown Pickens. You can use Pickens as your basecamp for exploring majestic Table Rock, wandering through the  Jocassee Gorges, or taking in the view from Sassafras Mountain

Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, the mild climate, the great food and the toe-tapping music. Visit historic sites and delve into the past at our museums. Take in an art exhibit or meet the Turtles on the Town.

For more information, visit our city website.