The Town of Six Mile is a quaint town with a homey main street and an abundance of recreation opportunities. It's located just 9 miles from both Clemson University and the City of Pickens. Six Mile is also just a short drive away from Lake Keowee, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, beautiful state and county parks, and beautiful mountain scenery.
Six Mile is governed by a mayor and four council members. Town Hall is located at 106 S Main Street in town. Their office hours are Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm.
There are many recreation opportunities in and around the Town of Six Mile. Ponderosa Park is owned and operated by the Town of Six Mile.
Nearby, lake lovers will find many ways to enjoy the water in Six Mile. Parks and protected areas such as Mile Creek County Park, Warpath Landing, and Keowee Toxaway State Park offer access to the crisp, clear waters of Lake Keowee. Also nearby, Devils Fork State Park offers the only public access to the pristine, mountain waters of Lake Jocassee.
On June 15, 1869, a handbill distributed in South Carolina’s Upcountry advertised the "Last Sale of Town Lots" for the new county of Pickens.
The ad stated, "The location is most desirable, one situated on a beautiful plateau and surrounded by a fertile region, with thrifty inhabitants and the village rapidly growing."
The town of Pickens was founded in 1868 and named for the Revolutionary War hero General Andrew Pickens. Scottish-Irish settlers were the original inhabitants of the Pickens area, with a few traders who lived among the Cherokees. When the new Pickens was being created, Elihu Griffin offered 40 acres of his land for the courthouse; it was this land being offered for sale in the 1869 handbill.
Much of the city's past is present today, giving a glimpse of its rich and fascinating heritage. Pickens County is proud to have the most Medal of Honor recipients per capita in the nation. This mixture of past and present is one of the factors which makes Pickens a place of historical interest and significance.
For more History of Pickens City and County visit Pickens County’s Website and the Pickens County Cultural Commission.
Mayfair Mills Pickens Plant Softball Team of 1977