Laurens County Community Guide

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Community Guide & Business Directory A Publication of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Mission Statement: To serve as the unified voice to promote, strength, and develop Laurens County by connecting organizations, supporting business, and building community. 291 Professional Park Road Clinton,SC 864.833.2716 Laurens County Conservation District annual photo contest 2022 Second Place, Adult, Sky Winner "September Sunrise" Photograph by Debbie Tussey Debbie Tussey, originally from Kentucky, moved to SC in 2008. Lake Rabon is her favorite park to go for a walk or to take her grandkids to play. Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 291 Professional Park Road, Clinton, SC 29325 PO Box 248, Laurens, SC 29360 864-833-2716 COPYRIGHT ©2023 The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Relocation Guide and Membership Directory is produced by the Chamber of Commerce staff. Although all efforts have been made to include accurate information, if information has changed since the printing of this book please refer to 3 Community Resource Guide 4 Laurens County at a Glance 12 Arts & Entertainment 13 Worship & Service 14 Business 20 Economic Development 22 Education 26 Healthcare 30 Parks & Recreation 34 Agriculture 36 Business Directory Contents

Welcome To


On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, welcome to Laurens County, South Carolina. At the Chamber of Commerce, we know that Laurens County is the gateway to Upstate South Carolina, we strive to make Laurens County a better place to live and work through innovative and community-wide programs and policies that improve the appearance of our County and develop cultural, educational, and environmental resources.

As a Laurens County local, born and raised, I take pride in this County, the teamwork evident here, and the opportunity to serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer of our Chamber. I get

excited each time a festival or community event rolls around, but I also understand the importance of the Chamber’s position and strive to fulfill our mission: to serve as the unified voice to promote, strengthen and develop Laurens County by connecting organizations, supporting businesses, and building community.

If you are a current resident, thank you for your support of Laurens County and the smiling faces you offer to each other and visitors. If you are a visitor (please smile back) we like happy people and we hope you enjoy your time here, and we hope you will consider calling our County home... We can’t wait to welcome you into our community! We have a great place here to grow your business, your family and your future. Laurens County is a place of unparalleled natural beauty and a potential for growth unrivaled anywhere in the country.

Community Resource Guide





Emergency Preparedness


Non-Emergency Sheriff’s Department


Fire Service


Laurens County Animal Control


Laurens County Assessor


Laurens County Auditor


Laurens County Building Codes


Laurens County Clerk of Court


Laurens County Development Corporation


Laurens County Magistrate’s Office


Laurens County Parks and Recreation


Laurens County Public Works




Clinton Non-Emergency Police/Fire


Clinton Department of Public Works


Clinton Inspections and Planning 864-833-7517

Clinton Post Office 864-833-2433

Clinton Utility Billing 864-833-7500



Laurens Non-Emergency Police 864-984-3531

Laurens Non-Emergency Fire 864-984-3312

Laurens Building and Zoning


Laurens Streets and Sanitation 864-984-3621

Laurens Post Office 864-984-3518

TOWN OF CROSS HILL 864-998-4453

Cross Hill Post Office 864-998-3439

TOWN OF GRAY COURT 864-876-2581

Gray Court Post Office 864-876-3276



Ware Shoals Police Non-Emergency 864-456-7444

Ware Shoals Fire Non-Emergency 864-456-7478

Ware Shoals Post Office 864-456-7521



AgSouth Farm Credit- 34

Allen W. Wham, Attorney- 36

City of Clinton- 19

City of Laurens- 15

Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority- 8

Cooper Motor Company- 18

Cornerstone Investment Management- 24

Laurens Commission of Public Works- 35

Laurens County Development Corporation- 21

Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission- 32

Love Bailey & Associates- 5

Waterloo Post Office 864-677-3155


American Red Cross 864-938-6306 or 864-271-8222

Department of Social Services


GLEAMNS 864-223-8434

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic 864-833-0017

Laurens County Cancer Association 864-833-3976

Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs 864-682-2314

Laurens County Health Department 864-833-0000

Laurens County Mental Health Association 864-984-0635

Laurens County Safe Home 864-682-7270

Laurens County Veterans Affairs 864-984-4041

SC DOT- Laurens County Maintenance 864-984-7632

SC Regional Housing Authority 864-984-0578

SC Vocational Rehabilitation 864-984-6563

Social Security Administration 800-772-1213

United Ministries 864-938-9070

United Way of Laurens County 864-833-3623

Main Street Laurens- 16

Martha Franks Retirement- 35

Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative- 29

Piedmont Technical College- 23

Presbyterian Community- 13

Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital- Inside front cover

ProTec Security Systems- 25

Sadler Hughes Apothecary- 10

Self Regional Healthcare- Inside back cover

United Community Bank- 33

South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. The 2-1-1 team keeps a database of a wide variety of service providers, including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and more. This program is funded by community partners through the United Way of Laurens County.

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Laurens County at a glance

Location & Transportion

Laurens County features many attractive, friendly neighborhoods, bursting with character, where pride in ownership is explicitly evident. Situated in the upstate region of South Carolina, geographically centered between Greenville, Spartanburg, and Columbia, Interstates 26 and 385 offer a convenient link to these outlying cities, along with Charlotte, N.C. (100 miles), Atlanta (165 miles), and Charleston, S.C. (175 miles). Laurens County is filled with hometown charm and only miles away from the benefits of major cities.

One of South Carolina’s largest airports, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, GSP, is less than 45 minutes from the center of Laurens County. GSP serves the upstate with 100 total daily nonstop destinations and one-stop connections to over 200 cities. GSP is located 12 miles northeast of the city in Greenville and has connections to major airports such as Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, Philadelphia, and Newark, as well as Dulles and Reagan National airports in Washington, D.C.

As a primarily rural County, we take pride in the success of our general aviation airport. The Laurens County Airport offers service to turboprops and business jets. The 4,000-foot paved runway welcomes private and corporate aircraft, hangar rental spots are available, maintenance and fuel service are offered, and a courtesy car is available during business hours. Each September South Carolina Breakfast Club members fly into Laurens County to enjoy breakfast with local Boy Scout Troop 339, many unique private planes, pilots, and friends are enjoyed by all.

Rail service to Laurens County is provided by CSX Transportation, with the company’s main line passing directly through the City of Clinton. Taking full advantage of the character of the many trains hauling through town, the City hosts events at their downtown depot and presents a Spring Festival, Rhythm on the Rails, each year. If you visit the quaint City, you can enjoy the Train Ticket walking tour filled with history. The Carolina Piedmont division of the South Carolina Central Railroad operates a 34.4-mile rail system between Laurens and Greenville that runs parallel to I-385.


City of Laurens

First chartered in 1843 as Laurensville the historic city of Laurens serves as the County seat of Laurens County. Today, residents and guests experience a unique mix of history and modern development. One of the city’s most notable features is the “Laurens Historic District,” a site comprised of the public square and most of the surrounding streets. The district has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places. The city of Laurens has 9,319 residents and is governed by a Mayor/ Council form of government.

The City of Laurens is a place where education is a priority, and full of economic opportunities within and around its borders, embracing and understanding the rewards of hard work and the art of good living. The beautiful Historic Downtown Square is a focal point for the essence of the city -“Charming, Beautiful, Quaint, Historical and Welcoming”. You will find all the components for southern hospitality at its finest and the sophistication of larger cities.

The City of Laurens is rapidly growing, and the locals pledge to never lose their “small town” values.

Drop in and visit, and don’t be surprised if you decide to stay, have fun exploring the City of Laurens, the wonderful place that the locals call home. Points of interest include the Charles Duckett House (c. 1895) built by a prosperous black businessman with Victorian embellishments such as the Eastlake-design front entrance; the Dunklin House, one of the oldest homes in the city and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Bethel A.M.E. Church, a Romanesque Revival church built around 1910; and the Artist’s Coop, a gallery featuring original works of local artists. Events include Squealin’ on the Square, an annual barbeque held in October, the Piedmont Blues & Roots festival held in May, and the Freedom Fest in July.

For more information visit

Squealin on the Square Main Street Laurens July Freedom Festival Main Street Laurens
Christmas In the City Photo by Mayor Nathan Senn "Pride of the Piedmont"- City of Laurens

City of Clinton

Clinton’s past is traced to the arrival of Scottish Irish immigrants two decades before the American Revolution. The city itself was officially incorporated in 1852, taking its name in honor of Henry Clinton Young, a lawyer from Laurensville, who helped layout the first streets. Today, Clinton is the second-largest city in Laurens County, with 7,694 residents. A City Manager/Council form of government governs the city.

Prior to 1852, the City of Clinton was called Five Points because it arose at the intersection of four major roads and the railroad. As the railroad began to grow, so did the city, and more plots of land were developed around the railroad. With the population’s growth came the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church in 1855 and is now the home to Presbyterian College.

Clinton is often admired for the historic buildings that are still in mint condition today. Many buildings in the district display architectural characteristics of the period dating from 1875 to the 1930’s.

Since 1984, the City of Clinton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This recognition is correlated with several locations such as Clinton Commercial Historic District, Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, and Thornwell-Presbyterian College Historic District.

The City of Clinton has prime acreage and a skilled workforce, making it an ideal location for industrial growth in advanced manufacturing, food, or logistics. This small town also offers a unique lifestyle experience with its motto, “visit for the experience -stay for the lifestyle.” People in the community have different stories of how they got there, but the small-town way of life is why they stay. Ask around and you’ll soon find out why many choose to call Clinton their home.

For more information visit

The Cotton Loft City of Clinton Fun at Presbyterian College
Festival Fun throughout the Year Main Street Clinton Main Street Downtown Clinton

The town of Waterloo is located 12 miles south of Laurens and covers 1.4 square miles of Laurens County. The town was incorporated on December 4, 1885. The small community offers many outdoor sporting and recreational activities. Rosemont, the family plantation of Ann Pamela Cunningham, the leader in the effort to save President George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Va., is located near the community. Waterloo is governed by a Mayor/ Council form of government.

The town of Ware Shoals is shared between Abbeville, Greenwood, and Laurens Counties. Situated along the Saluda River, with 1,702 residents, the Town of Ware Shoals provides an easy-going way of life. It’s home to Irvin Pitts Park, also known as “The Shoals,” where many enjoy the large rocks, swimming holes, & fishing. The Saluda River was the natural resource that spawned the Town of Ware Shoals. The dam, the mill, and the town were born in the same year - 1902 - and the Ware Shoals Manufacturing Company (later renamed Riegel Textile Corporation) shaped the community and its citizens for more than 80 years .

The Hickory Tavern Community is located on Highway 76, a few miles north and west of the City of Laurens. The community, originally known as New Market, is believed to have been named for a tavern operated by Henry Burrows in 1800. The tavern was located in a grove of hickory trees. Today, Hickory Tavern is a thriving community with several businesses, churches, and a school located there. Hickory Tavern is a center of growth for northern Laurens County as newcomers and residents of the more populous counties to the north relocate to that area.

Waterloo Ware Shoals Hickory Tavern
Photo by John Clayton-The Laurens County Advertiser Ware Shoals Catfish Feastivalc.1900's Gulf Gas Station Photo by Sheila Lawrence Click

Nestled in the northwest corner of Laurens County is the town of Gray Court, originally named Dorroh or Dorrohville in honor of a local family. On October 17, 1899, the name was changed to Gray Court, and the town was chartered three days later. The town has a Mayor/Council form of government. A small community, vibrant with history and well worth a visit, interesting information can be found at The Gray Court-Owings Historical Society was organized in February 2001, founded to preserve this small rural area’s history and historic structures.

Fountain Inn takes its name from the old inn with a fountain that attracted travelers seeking rest from the tiresome stagecoach journeys between Greenville and the Low Country. It is a charming small town highlighted by landmarks, interesting anecdotes, and historical figures. “Peg Leg” Bates, the famous dancer and entertainer, was a native son. Fountain Inn has a population of 10,995 residents. It has a Mayor/ Council form of government. While it is part of Laurens County, a large portion of the town is also located in Greenville County. Visit the Fountain Inn Chamber site for information on


Andrew Johnson, the United States' 17th president, came to Laurens County from North Carolina and opened a tailor shop in 1824. He met and courted a local young woman. Johnson wished to marry her, but the woman's mother forbade it because he was a tailor. Soon after, Johnson left.

Explore The Culberston Backcountry Settlement

The Culbertson Backcountry Settlement, located on Old Georgia Road in Gray Court, was established by the Gray Court-Owings Historical Society to preserve historic structures from the 1700s and 1800s in the area. Covered wagons and stagecoaches used this road to transport settlers to Georgia, and

the Dorroh Inn, which still stands on Georgia Road just west of Old Laurens Road, served as a stagecoach stop where the driver would signal the number of people needing food or lodging by blowing his horn. The Settlement includes several historic structures such as the Atwood-Robertson log cabin, Gray-Nesbitt log cabin, a blockhouse, Piney Grove African-American School, Ora Old Fields Presbyterian Church, Anderson Corn Crib, Blacksmith Shop, and outhouse, each with its unique history. During this time, conflicts between settlers and Native Americans were common, leading settlers to use blockhouses like the one located

in the Culbertson Backcountry Settlement for safety. Additionally, the area saw Revolutionary War battles involving patriots and combined forces of Native Americans and Tories.

Gray Court Fountain Inn
Red Caboose in Centennial Park Photo by GP McLeer, Mayor Photo Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Photo by Dianne Culberston Map provided by Dianne Culberston

The Community of Mountville, located on Highway 72 between the City of Clinton and the Town of Cross Hill, has the distinction of occupying two locations in its history. In its early days, a star mail route running from Laurens to Chappells resulted in the establishment of a post office in the Beaverdam community. The post office was given the name of Mountville, perhaps because of a steep, mountain-like hill rising from nearby Ginger Creek. In 1892, the Seaboard Railroad was completed through that section of Laurens County in a location about two miles from the original post office. Over time, a new railroad town developed that eventually supplanted the original location of Mountville. That location continues today as a quiet, well-established community in southern Laurens County.

Joanna is the largest nonincorporated community in the County, with 1,270 residents. For many years the community was known as Goldville until its name was officially changed on August 1, 1948. During the War Between the States, the community around the railroad was known as Martin’s Depot. On the night of April 30, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his entourage spent the night at the nearby Lafayette Young House during their escape from Richmond at the close of the war.

The Town of Cross Hill is located in southeastern Laurens County. The area was a north-south Native American path across the fish dams on the Broad River and leading to the fish dams on the Savannah River. Many years ago, someone crossed the first path on a hill and gave Cross Hill its name. Today the Town of Cross Hill is a modest community of 480 residents and is governed by a Mayor/Council form of government.

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Laurens County Conservation District
Joanna Cross Hill
Pictured above Laurens County homeschoolers celebrate Pioneer day at the Joe Adair Center. Joanna Festival Photo by Judith Brown -The Laurens County Advertiser Cross Hill Hardware The Patch Farm Photo by Mary-Grace Lusti

People and Places

Inasmalltown,life movesataslower pace.Butthatdoesn't meanthatthere's notalotgoingon. Fromfestivalsto fairs,there'salways somethinghappening thatbringsthe communitytogether.

Photo by Judith Brown-The Laurens County Advertiser Photo by John Clayton-The Laurens County Advertiser Freedom Fest Parade Squealin on the Square Main Street Laurens

Arts & Entertainment

Esports Arena Artist's Coop

The Artist's Coop is a hidden gem nestled in the historic downtown square in Laurens, SC. In 2002 five women reached out to sixteen local artists to discuss establishing an art gallery. To their surprise thirty people showed up to that initial meeting. Fast-forward to today The Artist's Coop has been displaying the work of emerging and established artists for over 20 years and has become a staple in the community for its diverse exhibitions and dedication to promoting the arts. Visitors can expect to be taken on a colorful journey as they explore the spacious gallery filled with jewellery, pottery, paintings, sculptures, and textiles. So, next time you are on the Square,drop by The Artist's Coop to admire the art, meet the amazing volunteers, and support the local artist scene.

Laurens County Community Theatre

LCCT is a vibrant community theatre group that has been entertaining locals for many years. The group puts on various productions throughout the year, including plays, musicals, and other performances. Their venue is currently located in the auditorium of Clinton High School through their partnership with District 56.

LCCT is a non-profit governed by a board of directors. This dedicated group of individuals come together to bring high-quality entertainment to the community. It is a perfect place for locals to come and experience the magic of live theatre. The performances are suitable for all ages, from children to seniors.

Laurens County is home to its very own esports arena, located inside the historic Capitol Theatre in the City of Laurens. Esports, short for Electronic Sports, is a form of competition that uses video games, often in the form of organized, multiplayer competitions between players, either individually or as teams. The arena is the product of collaborative efforts between Presbyterian College, District 55, District 56, and the City of Laurens.

The Capitol Theatre has a long history in Laurens County, having been built in 1915 and opened as a theatre in 1926. Today, the theatre, which is owned by Presbyterian College, is undergoing renovations to include a restaurant and a public space for films and live performances, as well as the college's esports arena.


More than 270 local religious institutions provide worship and fellowship for the citizens of Laurens County. The spiritual community is composed of a variety of congregations, both new and old. In fact, some of the most beautiful and richly historic buildings in the County are its churches, which have been standing over one hundred years.

Worship & Service

First Presbyterian Church, Clinton was founded in 1855 by a group of Scotch-Irish settlers in the upstate of South Carolina, with a congregation of 400 today. In 1864 the Rev. William Plumer Jacobs was called to become the first pastor of the church in Clinton, where he lived the remainder of his days (he was also instrumental in the founding of Thornwell Orphanage and Presbyterian College). The original church

burned in 1929. It was rebuilt in stone Gothic-style structure on the church grounds.

The First Baptist Church of Laurens, originally known as Laurensville Baptist Church, was organized in 1834 with Rev. Nicholas W. Hodges as pastor. The charter membership consisted of just 16 people. In the early years, the church struggled to exist — being reorganized in both 1851 and 1876. Today, the church has an active resident membership of more than 800 people and continues to be active in ministering to our community and supporting missions worldwide.

Eighteenth-century churches include Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church, organized in 1764, Old King’s Chapel Methodist Church, organized in 1789, and Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church, organized in 1767. The Baptist denomination has 101 churches in the County, while the Presbyterians have 19 churches and Methodists 21. Laurens County is also home to several other denominations, including AME, Catholic, Episcopal, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Latter-day Saints, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Wesleyan, and others. Although Laurens County holds tight to traditions and the rich history, many local churches offer contemporary services weekly.

First Methodist Church LaurensFirst Presbyterian Church of Laurens Boad Street United Methodist Clinton


Laurens County is home to a wide variety of business services- from large national retail chains to small mom-and-pop operations. Many local businesses have been owned and operated by the same family for generations. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find a healthy business climate and a friendly staff eager to meet your requests.

Many reasons contribute to the positive business atmosphere discovered in Laurens County. Its location in Upstate SC places you near major markets in and around the state, along with major railways, airports, and ports. This location, joined by a large pool of educated workers, outstanding incentives for new and existing businesses, local training,educational opportunities, and a diversified base of businesses come together to create an attractive environment.

In addition, businesses in Laurens County are afforded the resources of several supportive organizations, including local colleges, the State of South Carolina, the County of Laurens, the Laurens County Economic Development Corporation, and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce finds value in creating a better place to live, work, and play through all assets across Laurens County. Member businesses have access to a surplus of information, programs, and services, including business assistance and counseling, networking, marketing opportunities, training events, seminars, statistics and other pertinent data, and much more.

For more information, contact the Laurens County Chamber at 864-833-2716 or visit online at

Think Local Laurens County, SC is a philosophy committed to the practice of buying from local businesses. By supporting local establishments and events, we preserve the unique character of our community. The places where we shop, dine, and have fun all contribute to the sense of home in our community. You can find everything related to local businesses in Laurens County on our Think Local Facebook page.

The Pasture Grand Opening- Downtown Clinton Cate Watson, Tapestry Inc

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Meetthe Satterfield's

Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, & Food Connoisseurs

Are you looking for a restaurant that combines rich flavors and traditions of Southern cuisine with a touch of elegance and refinement? Well, look no further. Owners Caleb & Jessica Satterfield have made it their mission to create an engaging work environment for their employees and a memorable dining experience for their customers. And what a great small town story…

Caleb is from Laurens, SC and Jessica is from a similar small town in Tennessee. Both, recently living in a larger city, close by, with family rooted in Laurens they decided to take a chance on this small town and this small town is celebrating. Their family, city leadership, and the community all rallied around them. With Caleb’s dream of owning his own restaurant and sharing his culinary skills and Jessica’s experience in retail and leadership training, this dynamic duo makes for the perfect combination of talent, developing a partnership for success.

The interior and exterior of Rootimentary take you back in time. It is a mix of modern

and contemporary design, which exudes a refined and sophisticated atmosphere combined with impeccable service.

One of the defining characteristics of Rootimentary is its menu, changing seasonally to highlight the different flavors around the year, and featuring classic dishes such as shrimp and grits. Traditional dishes are often elevated with gourmet ingredients and creative twists, resulting in a unique and delicious dining experience.

The Satterfield’s chose to open their restaurant in Laurens because they enjoy living in a tightknit community, they want to make a difference, and cultivate an environment of respect, love, and deliciousness. They take great pride in their staff and are developing a strong workforce for success.

Jessica explains, “The restaurant industry is notorious for having unhealthy work environments. We realized that we could be part of the solution. We want people to know that it is possible to look forward to work, have fun with the people you labor alongside, and

have transparent conversations centered around respect and love for one another. This is the environment we wanted to cultivate. We believe that is what we have currently.”

Visiting Rootimentary is not just about enjoying a delicious meal, but it’s also an opportunity to experience the amazing, friendly people of Laurens County.

For more information visit their website

Photo by Brenda Stewart


Main Street Clinton developed the Bronze Train Ticket Historic Walking Tour, a fun activity that accentuates downtown Clinton’s long experience and history with trains.

The Bronze Train Ticket Historical Walking Tour features 15 hidden bronze tickets. Tour participants can locate these tickets by following the clues at each ticket location/stop while learning about the history of the City of Clinton. We encourage visitors to enjoy the shops and restaurants while exploring.

In addition to a printed guide to the city's history, participants can also utilize an audio tour by downloading the Distrx app. The audio tour features a scrollable image and description of each stop on the tour.

The tour features 15 readily identifiable sites in and near downtown Clinton, along with clever clues regarding the history and current use of each site. Those interested can learn more about the Bronze Train Ticket Historical Walk by visiting

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Economic Development Laurens County Development Corporation

Growing Laurens County Location

Laurens county is a well-positioned location for economic development— less than 40 miles from Greenville, an hour from Columbia, just two hours from Charlotte, and three hours from Atlanta. With more than 57.8% of the US population and 67 Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) within a one-day drive, Upstate South Carolina is one of the most sought-after regions in the Southeast US. Along with its prime location, Laurens County provides superior, continuously improving infrastructure and a progressive business climate, making it a choice location for prominent manufacturing industries and distribution centers. Laurens County businesses, including potential and existing businesses, are able to take advantage of a variety of economic incentives when it comes to relocation and expansion.

Laurens County offers prime industrial sites ready for investment, development, and growth. Our area boasts seven quality industrial parks, with available shovelready sites and speculative buildings:

Hunter Industrial Park, Clinton Corporate

Park, Laurens County Professional Park, Owings Industrial Park, Woodfield Industrial Park, Clinton 26 Commerce Park, and the Connexial Center.

Local Economic Development Team

The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) is dedicated to ensuring thoughtful economic development throughout the area. The mission and plan of the LCDC is to build prosperity for all residents through collaborative efforts that drive business growth in primary industries. The LCDC staff—Jonathan Coleman, Lynn Finley, and Whitney Lagrange—is here to help build the best Laurens County possible, retaining and expanding the local business community with investments in lucrative development plans and marketing strategies.

Local Industry

Top companies in industries such as automotive, biosciences, advanced materials, research and development, and distribution tremendously impact the local Laurens County economy. In 2022, over $173 million in capital investment

and over 490 new jobs were announced in Laurens County, and many product development projects are underway already in 2023. Among the major industries that maintain facilities in Laurens County are CCL Label, GE, Michelin, Milliken, Sterilite, Walmart Distribution, and ZF Transmissions—just to name a few.


Quality of life in a community is a huge player in economic development, and Laurens County does not disappoint. Laurens County is fun-centered, familycentered, even flavor-centered. Our variety in recreation and its rich history means more ways to play for all ages and interests in a region where natural resources and agriculture are beautifully abundant. Laurens County is not only perfectly situated for business—the county’s ideal location gives residents perfect options for quick getaways. One can have blissful beach weekends on the coast in less than four hours, or for those whose sights are set higher, mountain getaways are less than two hours away.


Workforce and Education

A key focus area of the LCDC is workforce. The current Laurens County workforce consists of over 468,000 people within a 45-minute drive time radius. One of the most important resources existing businesses and new businesses need to grow is a larger pool of talented workers. LCDC continues to change the way of developing our future workforce and keeps Laurens County at the innovative forefront of workforce development in the State of South Carolina. LCDC strives to be an innovator in their efforts to look to the future and to provide the best environment possible for today’s advanced manufacturing and businesses to succeed in our County.

“Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity” is the workforce initiative created by the LCDC in 2018. This initiative aims to not only raise the perception of manufacturing jobs and to recruit the next generation of our county’s manufacturing workforce, but also highlights the many business and education opportunities that exist over all career clusters in Laurens County. The LCDC team presents the Higher Opportunity initiative to various groups, in hopes that it will resonate with middle and high school students, as well as the parents of those students, to continue building a robust talent pipeline for our area. Along with promoting the Higher Opportunity initiative, LCDC works with other community and upstate partners to showcase education resources and career paths to local students as young as middle school through events and presentations. Visit for more information.

Local Laurens County high schools offer the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC). SCMC is an entry level Advanced Manufacturing Certification, which consists of 200 hours of state-funded training, comprised of three core certificate programs, plus 40 hours of hands-on training in the lab. In partnership with the SC Technical College System, Piedmont Technical College launched SCMC to grow the skilled workforce in our region.

A tremendous asset to our county’s education and workforce efforts is the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). The CAM in Laurens County, one of Piedmont Technical College’s eight locations, is situated along the I-385 corridor and is within easy driving

distance of industrial and business sites. The CAM was established thanks to a partnership between Piedmont Technical College (PTC), the PTC Foundation, county and city governments, LCDC, and local industry to support the manufacturing sector's growing training needs in the region. The 28,000-square-foot training space, which opened in 2012, houses CNC, CMM, Welding and Mechatronics labs and classrooms, along with flexible training space that local industry can use to collaborate with PTC. In addition to these training options, the college offers apprenticeship opportunities through local businesses and dual enrollment courses in collaboration with Laurens County high schools. The variety of training options at the CAM provide the Laurens County workforce with a means for upgrading their work skills with relevant technology-based training.

For more information on economic development in Laurens County,

Photo by LCDC Photo by LCDC Photo by LCDC

The future of Laurens County students is at the top of the priority list for the many educational establishments located in and serving the County. With two public school districts, private schools, one technical college with an Advanced Manufacturing Center, one four-year college and a pharmacy school, a branch university, and numerous other colleges and universities in one-hour commute, our residents have every opportunity at their fingertips.

The privately funded Laurens County Future Scholarship (LCFS) program was established in the Fall of 2015, to provide recent high school graduates with a tuition-free path to complete two years of technical training, or the first half of a bachelor’s degree. Modeled on successful programs from around the United States, the Laurens County Future Scholarship is a last-pay scholarship, covering only the remainder of tuition and required fees after all State and Federal financial aid is applied. This program was created to insure all Laurens County residents


have the opportunity for the bright future they deserve, as the County continues to strengthen the available workforce.

institutions for their commitment to firstgeneration student success. PC has also ranked nationally in publications such as the U.S. News & World Report and Money Magazine.

PC graduates have earned prestigious national and international scholarships, including a Rhodes Scholar, Rotary Scholars, Pew Fellows, and a National Science Foundation Fellow. PC graduates are servant leaders in their careers, their communities, and their churches. Small classes are taught by dedicated faculty— the vast majority of whom hold terminal degrees. More PC professors have been named South Carolina Professor of the Year than any other college or university in the state.

Presbyterian College & School of Pharmacy

Presbyterian College is a private, coeducational college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. PC is a highly selective national liberal arts college that offers bachelor's degree, a master's in physician assistant studies and a doctorate in occupational therapy. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is a four-year program that offers a Pharm.D.

Affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PC was founded in 1880 as Clinton College and is located on 240 acres in Clinton, S.C. The Center for First-Generation Student Success designated PC as one of the country’s “First-Gen Forward” institutions, which acknowledges higher education

The Blue Hose athletics program is a member of the Big South Conference and competes in the NCAA Division I with 19 varsity sports for men and women.

Piedmont Technical College

Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is a comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and handson career training. Faculty and staff at PTC believe that all students deserve an education that's driven by their goals—an education designed from the ground up to prepare them for success. Serving Laurens and six other counties in the region, the college offers a wide variety of career studies programs that prepare

Presbyterian College Campus-Neville Hall Photo by John Clayton-The Laurens County Advertiser Photo provided by Presbyterian College

individuals directly for the workforce, continuing education courses for personal and professional development, and a university transfer curriculum designed to fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree at four-year colleges and universities.

Business of Growth

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County, one of Piedmont Technical College’s eight locations, is situated along the I-385 corridor and is within easy driving distance of industrial and business sites. The CAM was established thanks to a partnership between Piedmont Technical College, the PTC Foundation, county and city governments, Laurens County Economic Development Corporation and local industry to support the manufacturing sector's growing training needs in the region. The 24,300-square-foot training space, which opened in 2012, houses CNC, CMM, Welding and Mechatronics labs and classrooms, along with flexible training space that local industry can use to collaborate with PTC. In addition to these training options, the college offers apprenticeship opportunities through local businesses and dual enrollment courses in collaboration with regional high schools. The variety of training options at the CAM provide the Laurens County workforce with a means for upgrading their work skills with relevant technology-based training.

University of South Carolina Laurens Location

Satellite operations of the University of South Carolina Union - Laurens Location began in 1983 with classes offered at the local junior high school. Since that time, the school has relocated to a facility that opened in early 2002 located at 507 North Harper Street. USC Union’s Laurens Location is attractive to students who return either to complete a degree, to take classes that their careers require, or to enhance their knowledge of various academic subjects. In-person and online options are available to earn a variety of bachelor degrees at the

location, as well. Be a part of Bantam Athletics and join the golf club team at the Laurens Location!

Afternoon and evening courses are the mainstay of the curriculum. In the face of skyrocketing college costs, some high school graduates also begin their undergraduate studies at the Laurens location. Through its concurrent enrollment program, the location also offers qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to begin their college coursework before graduation. USC Union Laurens Location offers free tuition through the Laurens County Future Scholarship program. For more information and to see if you are eligible for free tuition, please call USC Union Laurens location at (864) 681-1456.

Private Schools

Laurens Academy is a college preparatory school in a Christian environment. They are located one mile off I-385 on Highway 49. Their mission states, “Laurens Academy will provide a safe, secure environment that will enhance each student’s opportunity to develop to his or her highest potential academically,

emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually.” They are accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and Cognia/ SACS, a worldwide accrediting agency. Laurens Academy utilizes a traditional classical education curriculum that begins in K4 and culminates in the dual enrollment program with USC where most of the students graduate with an average of 30 hours of college credit. Visual and choral arts, foreign language, computer, library, and physical education are related arts that are part of our daily curriculum. Laurens Academy has an competitive and successful athletic program for middle and high school students. General school information and news, Admissions information, grade level curriculum, and tuition schedule can be found on their website at Follow them on social media to keep up with all that is happening around LA.

Faith Christian School and Lighthouse Christian Academy are also located in Laurens County.


Thornwell Charter School students learn and develop in a rigorous, personalized academic environment that fosters a love for learning, in an individualized health and wellness program that promotes lifelong health, and in the Teaching Family model that helps children develop life skills which will enable them to succeed in higher education, in their careers and to be productive members of their communities. The school currently serves students in grades 5K-10 but expanding to 11th grade in the 2023-2024 school year and adding 12th grade in the 2024-2025 school year. or (864) 808-0801.

Public Schools

District 56 serves the City of Clinton and southern Laurens County, under the leadership of Superintendent, Dr. David O’Shields. Our district serves approximately 2,700 students among six schools: M.S. Bailey Child Development Center, Clinton Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Joanna-Woodson Elementary, Clinton Middle, and Clinton High. All schools are accredited by Cognia. The district employs approximately 450 employees, and more than half of the teachers hold advanced degrees. District 56 believes our greater school community embrace the belief that education is a shared responsibility.

We believe in a positive culture where learners flourish as we strive to personal-

ize learning experiences for all students. We build on the synergy of the schools and the community to create and enhance programs and initiatives that benefit all learners. In District 56, we believe The Experience Matters, where a community of learners achieves excellence, embraces innovations, and forges new traditions.

Rooted in the traditions of our educational system with an eye on the future, our mission is to provide a world-class education driven by integrity, teamwork, and perseverance through a culture of continuous improvement. From the classroom to the boardroom, our beliefs drive our decision-making and planning:

• All individuals are unique, have value, and can learn

• Quality instruction nurtures critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and innovation for all students.

• Our supportive community is essential to our continued growth and success.

• A positive, caring school culture supports the appreciation of all students and their ability to learn

• Our graduates will be ready for life beyond the school district through their learning experiences of world-class knowledge, skills, and life and career characteristics.

• Though small in size, District 56 makes a large footprint in academics, arts, athletics, and leadership across the state and nation. We are extremely proud of our

students; our faculty and staff; and our partnerships with community, civic, and higher education entities. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a visit to our schools. The best way to tell you is to show you, and you too will see how “The Experience Matters.”

Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) serves approximately 5,500 students in preschool through twelfth grade. The district includes six elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high school where all students come together as a community for their capstone experiences. The staff of teachers and support personnel in LCSD 55 are devoted to providing world-class, high-quality instruction in a safe and inviting atmosphere that fosters the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral growth of all students. Dr. Ameca C. Thomas is superintendent of LCSD 55. The district’s board of trustees is composed of seven members who are elected for four-year terms.

Having received full accreditation by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission, LCSD 55 is distinguished nationally as a school system that meets Cognia Standards of Quality and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement. This accreditation indicates that the school district meets rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocations, and effective leadership.

With the education of the individual child as a central focus, Laurens County School District 55 strives to provide a positive and encouraging educational climate. The small size and rural setting of the district allow for close relationships and a sense of belonging for students and staff. The district strives to maintain small class sizes that favor optimal participation, personal development, and belonging.

Each child builds a core body of knowledge, masters key skills and is supported in their social-emotional development. The K-12 curriculum includes advanced programs, enrichment classes, and special needs support services, all of which contribute to the development of college and career ready graduates from high school with specialized skills, certifications, and an associates degree. Laurens County


School District 55 is committed to empowering and inspiring all to be educated and informed.

Laurens County Library

The Laurens County Public Library System operates two libraries in the County. The main Library is located at 1017 West Main Street. The 23,000-square-foot library, opened in 1989, houses a large public meeting room that accommodates 80, a smaller conference room, and several study and tutoring rooms. It is also the home of an extensive local history and genealogy collection.

A second location can be found in Clinton on Jacobs Highway, centrally located in the community for easy accessibility. This 8,200-square-foot facility is an important partner in the system and houses approximately a third of the libraries more than 110,000 books. Both the Laurens and Clinton locations offer programs for all ages, including weekly story times for young children.

The bookmobile is a mobile library that can often be seen on the streets of Laurens County. It visits homes, apartment complexes, and the small communities within the county. The bookmobile provides library services to several hundred patrons.

Photo by John Clayton-The Laurens County Advertiser Bookmobile- Laurens County Public Library System Photo by Billy

Prisma Health

Inspired to help you be your healthiest you

At Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital, we’re dedicated to supporting your healthcare needs. We’re making healthcare exceptional for everyone across Laurens County and surrounding communities. With local access to women’s health services, cardiac care and surgical specialists, we’re committed to helping you be your healthiest you.

Conveniently located on Highway 76 between Laurens and Clinton, Laurens County Hospital makes it easy to receive the care you need close to home. As part of the largest healthcare organization in the state, we deliver high-quality care with small-town hospitality.

Laurens County Hospital has provided the local community with exceptional care and a hometown professionalism and courtesy since 1989. Our 76-bed hospital offers care to individuals who need an inpatient stay, as well as outpatient services such as radiology and laboratory tests. In addition, our emergency department provides

high-quality acute care around the clock in a setting that maximizes patient comfort.

Providing nationally recognized care in our community

•Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Certified Primary Stroke Center

•Joint Commission and American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association Stroke Silver Plus Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

•Premier HIIN Award for Excellence in Patient Safety

•Multiple Zero Harm Awards for preventing surgical site infections

•HeartLife® Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Gold Level Recognition by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association

•Honored by the American Heart Association for high-quality stroke care with a Bronze Achievement/ Quality Award

The Care You Need Right at Home

At Prisma Health, our goal is to offer comprehensive primary care for you and your family. Serving as your medical home will give us the

best overall view of your health and family medical history, which will enable us to provide you with the best care. Regular visits with your primary care professional help you stay on top of routine screenings and with early detection of more serious health conditions. If you don’t have a medical home, contact one of our primary care offices to schedule an appointment.

• Advanced Family Medicine: 210 S Broad St Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0973

• Carolina Women’s Center: 102 Medical Park Ct. Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-0087

•Laurens Family Medicine Gray Court: 9100 Hwy. 14 Gray Court, SC 29645 864-867-4888

•Laurens Family Medicine: Laurens: 106 Parkview Dr. Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0571


22725 Hwy. 76E Ste. A Clinton, SC 29325


In addition to meeting your routine healthcare needs, we offer multiple specialty practices and programs to help you live your healthiest life. These include cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, general cardiology and heart rhythm management, orthopedics and sports medicine, and endocrinology. Our Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is an award-winning program that brings the most advanced wound care therapies to Laurens and surrounding counties, allowing residents to get needed care close to home. It provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. Often, wounds may be the result of complications with diabetes. Managing diabetes starts with education. Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or have lived with diabetes for years, the Diabetes Self-Management Program at Laurens County Hospital can give you help and ongoing support.

Advancing breast health

A major advance for women with dense breast tissue, 3D mammography is offered on our campus. 3D mammography has a better cancer detection rate than routine digital mammography and enhances the patient’s experience by decreasing callbacks for more tests. If you’re a female age 40 or older, schedule your 3D mammography today by calling 864522-9729. A physician referral is not required.

Life-Saving Helicopter Service

Laurens County has a life-saving helicopter service thanks to a new air medical base in Clinton. LifeNet 7 and Prisma Health unveiled the helicopter at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital, showcasing its importance to residents. The helicopter efficiently transports emergency and accident victims, including those with heart attacks, strokes, or traumatic injuries from car accidents. Equipped with a stock of blood, the skilled crew can administer it to patients during flight, mitigating severe blood loss. This base ensures

quicker response times and superior air medical services, enabling rapid patient transfers between hospitals for different levels of care. Prisma Health commends LifeNet's commitment to patients and the aircraft's potential to make life-or-death differences in the community.

For more information about healthcare available in your backyard, visit

• Internal Medicine Laurens:

Self Regional Healthcare

Self Regional Healthcare (SRH) is a major referral and medical center providing advanced healthcare services to a population of more than a quarter of a million people in the Lakelands region of upstate South Carolina.

Their family physicians and specialists, nurses and specially trained staff provide care at locations throughout the area, so there is always quality healthcare close by. It’s healthcare the way it should be – a complete network of care for you and your family.

Self Medical Center Laurens

Self Medical Center Laurens (SMCL) conveniently located at 22580 Highway 76, is SRH’s flagship medical facility in Laurens County. This 28,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses three medical practices: Family Healthcare Clinton, Internal Medicine Laurens and Express Medical Care Laurens (for extended hours, urgent care service).

The medical center brings many muchneeded services to Laurens County. From a cold to cardiac care, the boardcertified physicians and clinical support staff at SMCL work to provide Clinton, Laurens and surrounding communities with comprehensive healthcare. And, as affiliates of Self Regional Healthcare –just down the road in Greenwood – they

have access to resources, diagnostics and technology of a nationally recognized regional referral center serving the entire Lakelands of South Carolina. The Laurens facility boasts spacious and modern waiting areas, exam, treatment and procedure rooms, onsite labs and X-rays, and even a community room for meetings and public events.

Additionally, Laurens County patients benefit from a rotation of skilled specialists. At SMCL, Spine, Orthopedic, Pulmonology, Psychiatric and Urology physicians regularly see patients, and just down the road at the Laurens Specialty Medical Office (23013 Hwy 76 East) Cardiology, Vascular and General Surgery specialists from Self Regional are on site every week to meet the many healthcare needs of you and your loved ones.

For employers, Self Regional staffs SMCL with Occupational Health providers who offer injury management, wellness programs, drug testing and many other services to improve the health of your team and your business.

The facility also offers physical therapy and receives regular visits from the organization’s Mobile Mammography Unit.

Community Involvement

Self Regional Healthcare is an integral part of the Laurens community and takes great pride in sponsoring numerous organizations and events that improve our quality of life.

•On-site clinic at Presbyterian College every day for students and athletes

•Annual PC athletics sponsorship

•Rhythm on the Rails sponsorship

•Laurens Chamber sponsorships

•Physical Therapy partnership with Laurens YMCA.

For more information visit

Photo Self Regional Photo Self Regional


Be on the lookout for Lakeview BBQ, on the move… If you're a fan of authentic southern BBQ, then you need to check them out. This mobile eatery serves mouth-watering ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and more, all slow smoked to perfection using a secret blend of spices.

Tom and Shannon Ashley began to receive numerous requests for event catering, developing from Tom’s love of barbeque, home experimentation and testing (something clearly worked), and cooking for friends, family, and for church mission events. In February 2020, the couple established Lakeview Bar-B-Q LLC, as a home based catering business. The business continued to evolve and expanded into the purchase of a food truck in 2022. Today, you can often find Lakeview Bar-B-Q parked in Downtown Laurens for events, on site at a business to treat the staff, and at festivals across the State.

Owner Tom Ashley, originally from Michigan, moved to Laurens as a teenager and his wife Shannon is a Laurens native. They both love calling Laurens County home and look forward to a bright future as important participants in the local workforce and as entrepreneurs. With full time jobs, unending passion for good barbeque, and the drive to put smiles on faces, we are not sure when this amazing couple sleeps, but we sure are glad they choose to call Laurens County home.

If you're craving some delicious, authentic southern BBQ, we encourage you to follow Lakeview Bar-B-Q on Facebook for serving locations. With their mouthwatering meats, homemade sides, and friendly service, it's sure to be a meal to remember.


Parks and Recreation

Laurens County is brimming with opportunities for recreation. With rivers, lakes, hiking trails, golf courses, hunting areas, and more, there is never a shortage of activities to be enjoyed.

Well-maintained park sites and recreational centers dot the map of Laurens County, offering a combination of baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, pickleball courts, disc golf, playground equipment, picnic areas, swimming pools, and tennis courts. The area also features a host of private and public lakes, including Lake Greenwood, with more than 200 miles of shoreline, and Lake Rabon, as well as the Enoree and Saluda rivers, which provide excellent fishing and boating.

Golfers revel in the selection of beautiful, challenging courses in this South Carolina region. Laurens County has two private courses and is located in close proximity to countless golfing opportunities. Musgrove Mill, an Arnold Palmer World Class Championship Course, was ranked No. 19 in Golf Digest’s The Best Golf Courses in South Carolina (2021-‘22) and hosted the ACC Men’s Golf Championship in 2017. Lakeside Country Club has lush rolling fairways that give way to smooth brand new TifEagle Bermuda greens, Lakeside’s 5 par 5′s and 5 par 3′s offer many scoring opportunities to the wellplayed shot (& just happens to be the perfect neighborhood to call home).

For the off-roaders, the Gulches OffRoad Vehicles (ORV) Park is a familyfriendly dream come true, sometimes referred to as the “Disneyland” for 4x4s, Racing enthusiasts enjoy the Laurens County Speedway, also known as “The Darlington of Dirt”, offering race track fun from April through September, Skeet shooting and hunting packages, as well as lodging and meeting facilities, are available at Harris Springs Sportsman’s Preserve between Cross Hill and Waterloo, The Clinton House Plantation, located just north of Clinton, offers bird and duck hunting, deer and turkey hunts, sporting clays, corporate meetings and conference facilities,

Annual Conservation District Contest Entry "Canadian Geese" by Trey Wardlaw Courtesy of Musgrove Mill Golf Course Lake Rabon Park

This is the best 3-to-4-hour float in the area, and the takeout is on Ekom Beach Road. Kayaking Reedy River, Boyd’s Mill to Ekom Beach:

Put in at Karl Dixon Park on Boyd’s Mill Pond off Rt. 252, take out at Ekom Beach Road for a 5.3-mile, 3-to-4-hour float.

The Reedy River rises in Greenville County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the city of Greenville, and flows generally south-southeastwardly through Greenville, Lake Conestee Nature Park, and the Piedmont region into Laurens County.

Lake Greenwood, a destination in South Carolina known for its fishing, watersports, and small town Americana atmosphere.

Welcome to Lake Greenwood! Lake Greenwood embraces true Southern hospitality with kind neighbors and friendly waves. Enjoy a boat ride or a fishing trip on the 11,000 acre playground. Serving as a choice residential and retirement area, the lake offers beautiful scenery and fantastic wildlife including Bald Eagles. Even without a lake home, visitors can enjoy many lake amenities such as campsites, boat ramps, picnic shelters, playground equipment, and trails. Lake Greenwood, located in the counties of Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry, is one of South Carolina’s more popular lakes. Stretching 20

miles and with a shoreline of 212 miles, Lake Greenwood is the site for many recreational activities. The lake climate is mild and seasonable, with an average temperature of 68 degrees. While the summer can bring heat and humidity, the spring and fall exhibit mild temperatures and many days filled with sunshine and beauty. Winters at the lake are comfortable, with very little precipitation or snow. For visitors, yearround outdoor activities are common and include fishing, boating and a host of other water sports. You will find an abundance of information on the Connect Lake Greenwood website but nothing compares to visiting in person. One visit and we are certain you will fall in love with this special lake!

This section of the Reedy River is a nice float that involves a little white-water fun! Boyd Mill Pond impounds the Reedy River, which runs from Greenville, South Carolina, all the way to Lake Greenwood. With a canoe or kayak, you can travel up the lake and into the Reedy River for many miles. Make sure water level is around 4.75 to 5.5 feet. While you could float at higher levels, it could be a little dangerous above 5.5 ft.

Annual Conservation District Contest Entry "Awake Hidden Lake" by J. Scott Rogers

Lake Rabon is a hidden gem, located on State Highway 252 in western Laurens County. Built-in 1990, and located along Rabon Creek, Lake Rabon covers 546 acres, and has a max depth of 27 feet and a mean depth of 13 feet. Owned by Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission, visitors enjoy this beautiful, dogfriendly lake and park for boating (permit required), pier fishing (swimming is not allowed), hiking (2.5 miles), playgrounds, picnicking facilities, and more. The park includes a combined 2.5 miles of paved

and unpaved wooded trails, and a Boardwalk to enjoy. Everything you need to have a day full of adventure. The Lake is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. All facilities are handicap accessible. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources,hosts a Fishing Rodeo each Spring for ages 5-15 to enjoy a free morning of fishing (special rules do apply). Please research for picnic shelter reservations and park rules. Location: 647 Lake Rabon Dr, Laurens.

Fishing Rodeo Photo by Renee Gibbs-Laurens County Conservation District

Travel a Trail....

Take a Hike Musgrove Cycling through History Trailblazing Thrills

Musgrove Mill State Park

Musgrove Mill’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic site, where the vastly outnumbered Patriot militia outlasted the Loyalists in a surprising victory, is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails.

The Battlefield Trail begins from a parking area on Horseshoe Falls Road (handicap accessible for 0.1 mile and open sunrise to sundown) and winds through the rolling hills of the northern wooded area of the park and site of the 1780 battlefield. On the other side of the river is the British Camp—the ruins of the Musgrove House and the Mary Musgrove Monument are located on this 1.5 mile trail, through woods near the Enoree River. Additional history of the Revolutionary War in the South Carolina Backcountry is detailed in the Visitor Center. The Main Gate is open daily 9am-6pm.

Research an educational way to experience…Laurens County!

Laurens County is on track to host a year of celebration in 2026. An official Laurens County Revolutionary War 250th Committee has been assigned by Laurens County Council and has been working since 2019 to create various opportunities and experiences for residents and visitors to enjoy. Through a partnership with the Laurens County Trails Association and Laurens County Cycling Club, an online mapping system for cyclists, highlighting the Revolutionary War skirmishes and battles has been developed. (Visit for a link)

Walkers, cyclists, runners, and kayakers enjoying the abundant nature here, have the perfect guide through the Laurens County Trails Association (LCTA). With nine hiking/walking trails, eight kayaking/canoeing trails, and five+ recommended on-road bike routes listed, Laurens County has an abundance of opportunities, promoting healthy lifestyles, land, nature conservation, and stimulating our economic development. Visit to find active ways to explore...Laurens County!

Photo by John Clayton-The Laurens County Advertiser


If you're a fan of Americana-style music, you're sure to love Wasperjaws. A local band that's making waves in the upstate's music scene. With their catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and raw, acoustic sound, this band has captured the attention of audiences around the upstate.

Their unique blend of folk, country, and rock influences creates a sound that's both familiar and fresh, and

LushAcres Farm is situated on 340 acres of land located on Thornwell’s campus in Clinton.This local farm offers a variety of things, including a market, livestock, and produce.

When customers visit the market, attend an event, or make any purchase, the proceeds directly support a child or family being served by Thornwell’s continuum of care. The farm has a long history, dating back to 1875. but was dormant from 2009 until 2019.

their live performances are not to be missed. There are four members of the band Danny Smith (guitar & vocals), Dave"Tips" Marley (percussion, keys, vocals), Everett Conaway (bass), and Ashley Smith (vocals).

Whether you're looking for upbeat tunes to dance to or soulful ballads to sing along with, this band has something for everyone.

LushAcres Farm has accomplished much in the last couple of years, and they have exciting goals for the future. The farm offers everything needed to have a good time. Visitors can enjoy field trips, walking trails, a barnyard where they can interact with the different animals, and a park for the little ones.

Each year, LushAcres Farm hosts several festivals, including their fall festival.

For more information on Agriculture in Laurens County visit
Wasperjaws- Lush Acres Festival for more information. Agriculture


You're in for a treat when you visit Barefoot Acres, a cool adventure farm that offers a vast array of activities. For instance, you can swing like Tarzan on their thrilling ropes course.They have the two 800-foot-long racing ziplines and challenge course designed for varying skill levels or enjoy the laid-back, designated viewing area for adventure activities. Barefoot Acres offers team building opportunities and education on a variety of topics, including conservation, wildlife, and cultivation.


LiveMusicVenue RustyBucket

For music lovers in search of a venue that offers a diverse array of sounds and styles, look no further than The Rusty Bucket. This unique establishment is a one-stop-shop providing a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their talents. The Rusty Bucket is a venue that encourages the enjoyment of live music and good friends in a laid-back setting.Located on West Main street in Gray Court, SC. The venue has cozy seating and warm atmosphere, creates the perfect environment for audiences to enjoy live music.

Visit the to check out their events calender.


Advertising & Media PO Box 1552

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Laurens, SC 29360

Laurens County Advertiser 226 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2586

Laurens County BUZZ Clinton, SC 29325 864-449-7700

Clinton Chronicle 513 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1900

Upstate Advertising Clinton,SC 29325 606-356-1399

WLBG Radio 315 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3544

WPCC 1410 AM/ 96.5 FM The Large Time Network 1766 Higway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1410

Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry

Amick Farms, LLC 2079 Batesburg Highway Batesburg, SC 29006 803-532-1400

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Bar W Ranch

2146 Harris Bridge Road

Woodruff, SC 29388


Barefoot Acres

181 Barefoot Acres Way

Fountain Inn,SC 29644


Burton Farms, LLC

115 Burton Road

Laurens,SC 29360


Eastglen Farm East Glen Road

Laurens, SC 29360


Lush Acres Farm

1875 West Maple Steet Clinton, SC 29325


Neil Crisp Plumfield Farm Road

Cross Hill SC 29332


Piedmont Pulp, Inc.

1466 Curry Road

Laurens, SC 29360


Potts Forestry & Real Estate

210 York Street

Clinton, SC 29325


Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Laurens County Community Theatre, Inc.

203 West Calhoun Street Clinton, SC 29325


Laurens County Museum

116 South Public Square

Laurens, SC 29360


Newberry Opera House

Performing Arts Center

1201 McKibben Street

Newberry, SC 29108



Bishop Tire/Oil Depot

1207 South Broad Street

Clinton, SC 29325


Bryant’s Body Shop

223 Bypass 127

Laurens, SC 29360


Buck’s Auto Sales of Hickory Tavern

13070 Highway 76 Gray Court, SC 29645


Clinton Tire Service, Inc. 614 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325


Cooper Motor Company

305 East Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1741

Dale Byers Detailing & Auto Accessories

2485 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1656

Firmin Ford, Inc.

921 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3111


904 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-808-0057

Riverside Garage and Tire 1521 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0082

Riverside Garage and Tire 630 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0082

Sherer Body Shop, Inc. 1206 East Farley Avenue Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4311

Valvoline Express Care 202 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1888

Business & Professional Services

Davis Business Systems, Inc. 659 North Harper Street Laurens,SC 29360


Greenlight Driving Academy PO Box 235 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7781

Hanson Aggregates 1233 Golden Acres Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7474

L & L Office Supply - Clinton 114 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325


L & L Office Supply - Laurens 123 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360


SAW Marketing 213 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325


SC Small Business Development Center 430 Helix Road Greenwood, SC 29646 864-941-8092

Sharp Business Systems 109 Ben Hamby Drive Greenville, SC 29615


Softlight Corporation PO Box 923 Clinton, SC 29325


The Midtown Building 124 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-906-1671

Catering & Venues

Cotton Loft the Venue 305 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 803-924-1625

The Palmetto Room 111 1/2 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-321-8708

Stoddard Catering 12764 Highway 39 Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-923-0367

Sweet Deb’s Catering Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-908-0722


Church of the Epiphany 225 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7000

Faith Baptist Church of Laurens 1607 Greenwood Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4277

First Baptist Church of Clinton 301 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2578

Print-A-Matic,Inc. 864-984-3554

403 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360


First Baptist Church of Laurens

300 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360


First Presbyterian Church of Laurens

400 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360


First United Methodist Church of Laurens

244 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360


Computers, IT & Technology

Atkins Data & Telephone Services

150 Campton Road Inman, SC 29349


TCC Verizon

810 East Main Street

Laurens,SC 29360


Construction Products & Services

All-Dry of the Carolinas, Inc. 432 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360


Carolina Concrete Company, Inc.

PO Box 389 Clinton, SC 29325


Foxcroft Specialty Contracting Greenville, SC 29605


George A. Reid, Inc.

18791 Highway 72 East Clinton, SC 29325


Gwinn’s Siding & Window Company Inc. 2785 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360


Hillmann & Elmore Structural Eng. LLC 1487 Lakeview Drive Laurens, SC 29360


M & M Scrap Metal, Inc.

12805 SC-101 Gray Court, SC 29645


Martin Brothers Construction Company, Inc.

5497 South Frontage Road Gray Court, SC 29645


On-Site Builders, LLC

Chappells, SC 29037


Pete’s Building & Supply

215 Exchange Drive

Laurens, SC 29360


Roebuck Buildings 3600 South Church Street Extension Roebuck, SC 29376


Thomas Mechanical

1925 Hunter Industrial Park Rd Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-4247

Vulcan Materials Company 1654 Quarry Road Gray Court, SC 29645


Whitaker Floor Coverings, Inc. 2625 Winnsboro Road Newberry, SC 29108



Budweiser of Spartanburg, Inc. 6645 Pottery Road Spartanburg, SC 29301 800-273-6720

Walmart Distribution Center 1050 Vern Cora Rdoaad Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-1500


Clinton High School 18132 Highway 72 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0825

Kellett & Kids Child Care 4886 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-5879

Laurens Academy 3515 Highway 49 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-2324

Laurens County First Steps 301 Hillcrest Drive Laurens SC 29360


Laurens County School District # 55 301 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3568

Laurens County School District # 56 211 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0800

Laurens District 55 High School 5058 Highway 76 West Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3151

Piedmont Technical College 620 Emerald Road North Greenwood, SC 29648 864-941-8412

Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) 109 Innovation Drive

Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3702

Piedmont Technical College

Laurens County Campus 663 Medical Ridge Road

Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1925

Presbyterian College 503 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2820

Thornwell Charter School 203 West Calvert Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-808-0801

USC Union at Laurens 600 Peachtree Street Clinton, SC 29325


Employment & Staffing Services

Advanced Drug Testing Services 328 Hillcrest Drive, Suite 6

Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3500

Nesco Resource 4 Laurensville Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1668

Precept Staffing, Inc 328 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-1908

Roper Staffing 1222 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-983-2500

SC Works 1029 West Main Street Laurens SC 29360 864-681-1607

SPB and Associates Staffing 4 Laurensville Lane

Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1607

Event Supplies

Airtime Inflatable Rentals, LLC Gray Court, SC 29645


Good Times Entertainment, LLC 18781 South Carolina 72 Clinton, SC 29325



Family, Community & Non-Profit Organizations

American Legion Post 25 Cross Hill, SC 29332


American Red Cross 940 Grove Road

Greenville, SC 29605

(864) 271-8222

Bell Center for the Blind

1103 N. Harper St

Laurens, SC 29360

(803) 254-3777

Crime Stoppers


Fair Association

137 Fairgrounds Road

Laurens,SC 29360


Family Promise of Laurens County

205 Church Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Camp Fellowship & Conference Center

457 Camp Fellowship Road

Waterloo, SC 29384


Fountian Inn Chamber of Commerce

102 Depot Street

Fountain Inn, SC 29644


Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic

245 Human Services Road

Clinton, SC 29325


Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC

908 East Main Street

Laurens,SC 29360


Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce 110 Phoenix Street Greenwood, SC 29646


Laurens County Community Foundation

211 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325


Laurens County Future Scholarship PO Box 248

Laurens,SC 29360


Laurens County Humane Society

793 Poplar Street

Clinton, SC 29325


Laurens County Library-Clinton

107 Jacobs Hwy # A Clinton, SC 29325


Laurens County Library-Laurens 1017 W Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-7323

Laurens County Safe Home PO Box 744 Clinton, SC 29325 864-682-7270

Laurens County Soil and Water Conservation District

104 Ashley Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6921

Laurens County Touchdown Club PO Box 248 Laurens,SC 29360 864-833-2716

Laurens County Trails Association PO Box 1492 Laurens,SC 29360 864-833-2716

Main Street Laurens

119 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2119

Old 96 District Tourism Commision 204 E Public SQ, Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2233

PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC 3688 Warrior Creek Church Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-967-2713

Piedmont Agency on Aging

512 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-223-0164

Rosemont Preservation Society 512 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-223-0164

Rotary Club of Clinton 801 Musgrove St Clinton, SC 29325 864-223-0164

Rotary Club of Laurens 126 E. Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-223-0164

SC Rural Water Association 128 Stonemark Lane Columbia, SC 29210 803-667-9699

Straight Street Laurens, Inc. 220 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360

Ten at the Top 150 Executive Center Drive, Suite 202 Greenville, SC 29615 864-283-0345

The Open Door Christian Center 209 East Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-7670

Thornwell 302 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-2100

United Way of Laurens County 16 Peachtree Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3623

Financial Services

1st Franklin Financial 116 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6523

AgSouth Farm Credit 306 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3379

Arthur State Bank 205 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1588

Cornerstone Investment Management, LLC 121-C West Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-0572

Countybank 419 Main Street Greenwood, SC 29649 864-942-1500

Edward Jones - Dan Wilson 111 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-1151

Edward Jones - Eric Ponder 101 Ashley Lane Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0441

Edward Jones - Gary Davis 100 Plaza Circle, Suite B Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0414

First Citizens Bank 305 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3502

Founders Federal Credit Union - Clinton 24543 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 800-845-1614

Founders Federal Credit Union - Laurens 1307 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 800-845-1614

Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union 617 East Durst Avenue Greenwood, SC 29649 864-229-6177

Laurens Financial Services 647 N Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6551

Love Bailey & Associates - Certified Public Accountants 218 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2698


Manley Garvin, LLC

340 Main Street

Greenwood, SC 29646


McKinley, Cooper & Co., LLP

777 Lowndes Hill Rd Greenville, SC 29607


Peay & Associates, LLC

301 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325


Raymond James Financial ServicesChristopher B. Benson

332 Church Street

Laurens, SC 29360


TD- Clinton

819 South Broad Street,Suite 1 Clinton, SC 29325


TD- Laurens

508 North Harper Street

Laurens, SC 29360


TNB Financial Services

103 East Pitts Street Clinton, SC 29325


United Community Bank

101 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360


Funeral Homes/ Mortuaries

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

504 East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325


Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

500 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360


Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Government Offices & Agencies

City of Clinton

211 North Broad Street, Suite A

Clinton, SC 29325


City of Fountain Inn

200 North Main Street

Fountain Inn, SC 29644


City of Laurens

126 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360


Clemson University Extension Service

219 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360


Clinton City Police Department 404 N. Broad St. Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2511

Laurens City Police Department 250 West Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-3532

Laurens County Administration 100 Hillcrest Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5484

Laurens County Auditor 100 Hillcrest Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2535

Laurens County Department of Social Services (DSS)

93 Human Services Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0100

Laurens County Sheriff’s Office 216 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4967

SC Department of Commerce

1201 Main Street, Suite 1600 Columbia, SC 29201 803-737-0400

SC Vocational Rehabilitation 22861 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-984-6563

Town of Cross Hill

539 North Main Street Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-998-4453

Town of Gray Court 329 West Main Street Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-2581

Upper Savannah Council of Governments 430 Helix Road Greenwood, SC 29646 864-941-8050

Whitten Center 28373 Highway 76 Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2733

Health Facilities, Products &


Adair Apothecary

911 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2696

AirMedCare Network

307 Wild Geese Way Travelers Rest, SC 29690


Carolina Health Centers, Inc. 113 Liner Drive Greenwood, SC 29646 864-941-8170

Clinton Dental Care 1208 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5400

Dr. Gill Thomas - Optometry 204 East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325


Dr. James C. Todd - Dentistry 443 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0444

Dr. Julie O. Childers - Dentistry 700 Plaza Circle Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5673

Elite Home Care & Day Centers 311 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-869-8730

Gateway Counseling Center 219 Human Services Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6500

Hospice of Laurens County 1304 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6287

Laurens County Cancer Association 1337 Medical Bridge Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3976

Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board 364 Evergreen Skills Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-2314

Laurens Dentistry, LLC 785 E Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-0688

Lifetime Family Dentistry 310 Owings Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6888

NHC Healthcare, Clinton 304 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2550

NHC Healthcare, Laurens 379 Pinehaven Street Extension Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-6584

NHC Homecare 700 Plaza Circle Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2368

Palmetto Bone and Joint 22971 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3046


Physical Therapy Laurens

410 Anderson Drive

Laurens, SC 29360


Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital

22725 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325


ProHealth Center - Chiropractic

500 Plaza Circle, Suite J Clinton, SC 29325


Reynolds Family Dentistry

85 Professional Park Road

Clinton, SC 29325


Sadler Hughes Apothecary

102 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325


SC Academy of Family Physicians

214 B West Laurens Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Self Regional Healthcare

22580 Highway 76

Clinton, SC 29325


Upstate Podiatry Group

1012 Medical Ridge Road

Clinton, SC 29325


Worley Chiropractic

28072 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325


Home & Garden

Carolina Beautiful Landscaping, LLC

11086 Highway 56 North Clinton, SC 29325


Marcus Cook Farm and Garden Center

1229 Highway 92 Gray Court, SC 29325


Palmetto Clipping Lawncare and Landscape

Laurens, SC 29360


Sycamore Landscape Design

1102 West Main Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Thompson's Nursery & Garden Center

2956 Lakeview Drive

Laurens, SC 29360


Verdin’s Farm and Garden Center

300 Lucas Avenue

Laurens, SC 29360


Verdin’s Too 125 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-449-6158

WIN Home Inspection Laurens

123 Garfield Simpsonville, SC 29681 864-881-1122

Home Maintenance & Improvements

A2 Exterminators 239 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-683-5535

Blue Sky Chimney Sweeps 4314 Highway 49 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-5422

Carolina Waste Management, LLC 213 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-547-4590

Climate Control Systems, Inc. 115 Reynolds Park Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 864-229-1409

Cross Hill Hardware and Supply 958 North Main Street Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-995-4316

Mama Bearz Cleaning Services, LLC 804 Sullivan Street Laurens,SC 29360 864-932-0507

Northwest Exterminating 600 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7378

Robertson’s ACE Hardware - Laurens 340 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2280

Palmetto Self Storage 31 Cranes Park Road Laurens,SC 29360 864-682-6068

ServPro of Newberry & Laurens County 134 Wilson Park Drive Newberry, SC 29108 864-833-4411

Stoddard Plastering Co. 303 West Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2626

Thomas Heating and Air, LLC

200 Chick Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-923-1195

Wilos LLC

1114 West Main Street Laurens,SC 29360 864-483-9634

Industrial & Manufacturing

ACI Industries 2 Technology Place Laurens, SC 29360


Agricultural Manufacturing & Textiles (AMT) 1451 Stagecoach Road

Laurens, SC 29360


Alupress 114 Hunter Industrial Park Road Laurens, SC 29360


Ameri-Pak, Inc. 477 South Woods Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-8696

Asten Johnson, Inc. 400 Asten Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3800

Blue Diamond Industries 877 Torrington Road Clinton, SC 29325 859-224-8880

BMW Manufacturing 1400 Highway 101 South Greer, SC 29651 864-802-6000

Ceram Tec North America One Technology Place Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3215

Donnelly Bros, Inc. 100 Garlington Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4400

Electric Motor Service of Clinton, Inc. 701 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3593

Industrial Compressor Solutions 6050 Highway 14 Gray Court, SC 29645 864-399-0447

International Paper 21312 Hwy 221 North Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3272

Inteplast BOPP Films 3288 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645 864-234-8489

ISO Flex Packaging, Inc. 101 ISO Parkway Gray Court, SC 29645 864-876-4300

Kimura, Inc. 102 Cherry Blossom Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-8700


Lanford Industrial Services

2901 Highway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325


Laurens County Development Corporation

PO Box 427 Laurens, SC 29360


Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds

2440 Highway 39

Mountville, SC 29370


Milliken & Company - Gilliland

1108 Church Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Nucor Insulated Panel Group

801 Hunter Industrial Park Road

Laurens,SC 29360


O’Dell Corporation

13833 Indian Mound Road

Ware Shoals, SC 29692


Precision Molding Machine Services

3648 Deck Road Gray Court, SC 29645


Richloom Fabrics Group

100 Bailey Plant Road Clinton, SC 29325


South Atlantic Galvanizing

5132 Metric Road

Laurens, SC 29360


Teknor Apex Carolina Company

1092 North Old Laurens Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644


West Fraser - Newberry Mill

3287 College Street Newberry, SC 29108



101 International Boulevard Fountain Inn, SC 29644


ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC

2846 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645



Allstate - Copeland Insurance Agency 106 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325


Allstate - Hart Insurance Agency

780 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360


Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

I-20 at Alpine Road AX-340 Columbia, SC 29219 800-288-2227

Direct Auto and Life Insurance

810 East Main Street Suite B Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7111

Farm Bureau Insurance 726 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-2586

Hall Insurance Agency 211 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-1834

Nationwide - Renea S Rowland 405 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3472

Nationwide - Scott Taylor 1650 Highway 72 West Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-0055

State Farm Insurance - Angela Marlett 311 Hillcrest Dr Ste B Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-0404

State Farm Insurance - Chris Callahan 918 West Main Street Laurens SC 29360 864-984-6538

State Farm Insurance - Matt Davis 906 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5036

The United Agency, Inc. 210 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4548

Upstate Insurance Consultants 301-A N Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-3023

Legal Services

A. Cruickshanks, IV, Attorney 200 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-5011

Burr, Foreman & McNair Law Firm 104 South Main Street #700 Greenville, SC 29601 864-271-4940

Cox, Ferguson & Wham, LLC 107 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2126

The Law Offices of N. B. Senn, LLC 123 B West Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-9529

McCravy, Newton & Sturkie Law Firm 94 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-715-5500

Lodging, Travel & Tourism

Comfort Suites

12865 Highway 56 North Clinton, SC 29325


Lighthouse RV Park & Marina 549 Landing Road

Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-998-3500

Newberry,SC KOA Journey 567 Fairview Church Road Kinards, SC 29355 864-697-1214

Moon Landing RV Park & Marina 4105 Watts Bridge Rd Cross Hill, SC 29332 864-998-4292


Smith Dray Line 320 Frontage Road Greenville, SC 29611 864-269-3696

Transit Leasing 200 South Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4444

Personal Services & Care

Southern Lovin Salon 810 East Main Street, Suite H Laurens, SC 29360 864-715-0687

Williams Barber Shop 344 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5023

Vault Salon + Spa 103 East Laurens St Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-2015

Pets & Veterinary

Auntie Deb's Pet Sitting, LCC Clinton, SC 29325 864-358-1710

Holmes Veterinary Hospital 1001 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2365

Native Retrievers Laurens,SC 864-871-1884

Pet Commander Kennels 110 Cuchara Court Gray Court, SC 29645 864-601-9672




403 North Harper Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesSpaulding Group

220 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325


Bush River Realty

301 North Broad Street

Clinton, SC 29325


Dixon Land Management 16 Peachtree Street Clinton, SC 29325


Greater Greenville Assoc. of Realtors

50 Airpark Court Greenville, SC 29607


Palmetto Heritage Real Estate

1027 West Main Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Ryan Homes

651 Brookfield Parkway Suite 200 Greenville SC 29607


Rykard Land Surveying, LLC

PO Box 151

Laurens, SC 29360


TLC Real Estate, LLC

310 Calhoun Avenue, Suite I

Greenwood, SC 29649


TM Properties, LLC

13130 Highway 76 West Gray Court, SC 29645


864 Realty,LLC

612 Shands Street

Clinton SC 29325


Restaurants, Food Items &


Big D Butcher

257 Torrington Road Clinton, SC 29325


Break on the Lake 300 Lake Greenwood Boulevard Greenwood, SC 29649


Chick-fil-A Laurens County

917-A East Main Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Clock Family Restaurant of Laurens, Inc. 24 Fairgrounds Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-983-2300

Courthouse Coffee, LLC

124 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-451-9138

Dempsey’s Pizza 910 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0404

Ingles Market, Inc. 312 Jacobs Highway Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4173

Lakeview Bar-B-Q, LLC Laurens, SC 29360 864-923-1961

Lee’s Barbeque 16994 Highway 72 West Waterloo, SC 29384 864-998-3411

Mig's of Laurens 900 East Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-983-1000

Palmetto Brothers Dispensary

115 West Public Square Laurens,SC 29360 864-715-0168

The Pasture Steakhouse 208 N. Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-923-3816

Port Grill 17641 Hwy 72 West Waterloo, SC 29384 864-681-3858


101 E. Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-3858

Steamers Café 104 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-2800

South Bend Winery

122 Old Mount Moriah Road Greenwood, SC 29646 864-377-8591

Scoops on West Main 200 W. Main Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-377-8591

Tokyo 205 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1833

The Vestibule Coffee & Tea 310 B East Carolina Avenue Clinton, SC 29325 864-547-BEAN (2326)

Whiteford’s Giant Burger 212 Hillcrest Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7512

Retirement Communities

Fairgrounds Senior Village 197 Fairgrounds Road

Laurens, SC 29360


Langston Place 939 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-0338

Martha Franks Retirement Community 1 Martha Franks Drive

Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4541

The Clinton Presbyterian Community 801 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-939-8520

Shopping & Specialty Retail

The Artist’s Coop 113 East Laurens Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-9359

B's Tees 2485 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-1656

Basket Case 973 Old Milton Rd Clinton,SC 29325 864-340-8686

Bourbon & Bubbles, LLC 927 South Broad Street Suit C Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6838

Broad Street Antiques and Vintage Finds 204 North Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-1062

Buck Stove, Pool and Spa, Inc. 214 Fleming Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-4526

Carolina Floor Covering of Laurens 402 North Harper Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7335

Carolina Stitches 103 Clay Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-938-9091

Designs By D and Friends 5071 West Main Stret Laurens, SC 29360 864-981-1745

Earl Thomason Jewelers 102 East Public Square Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-7223

Hoyt Hanvey Jewelers 126 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-4134


LoLo Pottery

57 Cook St. Gray Court, SC


Mill Pond Ventures, LLC

162 Garlington Circle Laurens, SC 29360


Overstock Outlet

100 Laurens Street Clinton, SC 29325


Sherwin Williams Company

901 East Main Street

Laurens, SC 29360


Southern District

101 East Main Street Clinton, SC 29325


Southern Twist & Trade

100 South Public Square Laurens, SC 29360


Upstate Awards And More LLC

4114 Wilsontown Road

Laurens, SC 29360


Window World of the Upstate 2432 Hwy 72/221 East, Unit F Greenwood, SC 29649


Wynn Enterprises, LLC

2604 Stagecoach Road

Laurens SC 29360



#1 Sign Designs

580 Templeton Road Laurens, SC 29360


Sports & Recreation

Barefoot Acres

181 Barefoot Acres Way

Fountain Inn, SC 29644


City of Laurens Parks and Rec

301 Exchange Drive

Laurens, SC 29360


CrossFit 864

213 West Main Street Clinton, SC 29325


Dance South 30001 Highway 76 East Clinton, SC 29325


Destination Powersports

23165 Highway 76 Clinton, SC 29325


Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center

110 Scout Creek Road Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-5492

Lakelands YMCA

410 Anderson Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-984-2626

Lakeside Country Club

1 Country Club Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3614

Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Inc. 772 Musgrove Mill Road Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-6921

YMCA of Greater Clinton, Inc. 100 YMCA Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1555

Utility Companies & Communications

Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority 1643 Springdale Drive Clinton, SC 29325 864-833-1862

Duke Energy 800-777-9898 Home 800-653-5307 Business

Laurens Commission of Public Works

211 Church Street Laurens, SC 29360 864-681-4300

Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission 3850 Highway 221 South Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3250

Laurens Electric Cooperative 2254 Highway 14 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3141

New Horizon Electric Co-op, Inc. 1776 Highway 14 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3159

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency

121 Village Drive Greer, SC 29651 864-877-9632

Piedmont Rural Telephone Co-op, Inc. 201 Anderson Drive Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3131

ProTec Security Systems PO Box 700 Laurens, SC 29360 864-682-3141

Renewable Water Resources

561 Mauldin Road Greenville, SC 29607 864-299-4000


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