- Central The Town of Central was founded in 1873 when the Atlantic & Richmond Air-Line Railroad Company came through connecting Atlanta GA and Charlotte NC. The town's name was derived from its "central" location between the two major cities.
- Clemson Begun in 1872 as the Village of Calhoun, Clemson is home to Clemson University and many historical structures including Fort Hill and the Hanover House.
- Easley The City of Easley was established in 1874 and incorporated in 1901. It is named for Confederate Gen. William King Easley who was instrumental in bringing the railroad to the area.
- Liberty Chartered in 1876 the Town of Liberty, once known as Liberty Spring sprang up along the newly built rail line connecting Charlotte and Atlanta.
- Pickens The City of Pickens was originally founded along the banks of the Keowee River in 1828 as the town of Pickens Court House. It was moved to its current site in 1868 when Pickens District was divided into Pickens and Oconee Counties.
- Six Mile Originally known as Hurricane Township, Six Mile is home to the true landmark of South Carolina's Upcountry, Six Mile Mountain.
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