The City of Belton, South Carolina
"A Friendly Place to Live"
The City of Belton, South Carolina is a thriving and stable community nestled in the eastern part of Anderson County. It was settled by families of Irish descent and was chartered in 1855 as a "child of the railroad" on the track that linked the Piedmont region with the coastal market of Charleston.
The family life in Belton is accented by gently rolling hills, small ponds and lakes. Belton is a quiet, southern community, managing growth with charm. It has all the amenities for raising a family, yet is an easy drive from large population centers of Greenville-Spartanburg, Atlanta, and Charlotte. Residents and visitors will enjoy exploring quaint shops lining Main Street Square, and other shopping locations in the surrounding area.
Belton's Schools are a part of Anderson School District 2, and include two elementary schools, a middle school, and a consolidated high school between Belton and neighboring Honea Path.
Evidence of a religious tradition are the more than 25 churches of various denominations in Belton.
Recreation facilities in the community consist of ten lighted tennis courts, four publicly owned baseball/softball fields, practice fields, playgrounds and a lighted walking track. Three 18 hole golf courses are located within 10 miles of the city. Nearby Lake Hartwell, Broadway Lake, and Lake Russell provide areas for fishing, camping, boating, skiing, swimming, and picnicking.
Belton is located in the northwest section of the state in Anderson County, only minutes from downtown Anderson. Charleston, South Carolina's busiest port is 207 miles southeast. Columbia, the state capital, is 107 miles southeast. Myrtle Beach the states most popular tourist spot is 260 miles east and Greenville is 22 miles northeast. Belton is 128 miles northeast of Atlanta, 726 miles south of New York, and 2,651 miles east of San Francisco.
Belton City Hall houses the Police Department, Fire Department, Magistrates Office, the Mayor of Belton and The Highway Department. It is located within the center of the city on the Belton-Anderson Highway approximately 1/2 mile from the square.