About Williamston, SC

Nestled in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the scenic Upstate, Williamston is a thriving area with industrial, commercial, and tourist activity. Its proximity to the I-85 business corridor and metropolitan areas make it a great place to live, work and play. Williamston is only 15 minutes from Greenville or Anderson, two hours to Atlanta or Charlotte, and four hours to sun at the beach or snow in the mountains. Fun is always in season with a climate that boasts 248 days of sunshine, 49 inches of precipitation, and a comfortable average temperature of 64 degrees. Indeed, Williamston is a pleasant place to spend a day, a week, or a lifetime.

Water, sewer, and trash pickup can be set up by coming to the Municipal Center. Reservations for shelters in Mineral Spring Park or meeting rooms in the Center can be made by visiting the Municipal Center. The Municipal Center is located at 12 West Main St and the phone number is 864-847-7473. Setup, termination, or payment for services must be done in person and not by phone.

The Williamston of the 21st century is known as a growing bedroom community with easy access to metropolitan areas, a moderate cost of living, and traditional family values. There are fine people, great schools, wonderful neighborhoods with few of the worries of a big city and the modern world. Come to Williamston for The Springwater Festival or Christmas in the Park — or come to stay.

Williamston Municipal Center

The Williamston Municipal Center was originally constructed by WPA labor in 1939 as Williamston High School. Then in 1953, the building became Williamston Elementary School when Palmetto High School was built. It became Williamston Primary School in 1972 when Palmetto Middle School was formed.

In 1983 the remaining primary students were moved to the new Palmetto Primary School. At that time, the building was purchased by the Town of Williamston.

Geographic Information

Population: 3,992


Area: 3.668 sq miles (9.5 km²)


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Local Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 05/27 30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 05/28 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy skies during the morning hours followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 05/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.