Representative Bill Sandifer represents South Carolina’s House of Representatives District 2, which includes approximately one-third of the land in Oconee County and half of the population. The largest municipality is Seneca. South Carolina’s District 2 is a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit. Known as the “Golden Corner” of South Carolina, the district is located at the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina.
As part of upstate South Carolina, the district is known for its unmatched scenic beauty, mountain and lake environments, first-class business climate, and recreational amenities. In addition to its natural beauty, District 2 is a proven, successful location for business and industry with one of the best business climates in the Southeast. Widely recognized as a strategic business location positioned halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, District 2 is home to Fortune 500 Companies such as Duke Power, Johnson Controls, Inc., BASF, Borg-Warner and Jacobs Chuck Manufacturing.
Beautiful Lakes Hartwell, Keowee and Jocassee, majestic waterfalls, and the Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River are found in Oconee County. It is the only county in South Carolina that borders two other states, North Carolina and Georgia. The Upstate’s “Golden Corner” is virtually surrounded by water, making it a recreational mecca for outdoors enthusiasts. Located here are Oconee Station and the William Richards House, both built when the Upstate was part of America’s first frontier. Duke Power’s World of Energy offers high-tech, hands-on exhibits about electricity and the environment. Duke’s Bad Creek Visitors Center conducts exciting tours around the hydroelectric plant’s facility. The top apple-producing county in the area, Oconee is home of the annual Apple Festival in Westminster.
Christened “The City of Opportunity” by its founders, “Seneca City” is the largest city in Oconee County. The city was founded in 1873 where two railroad lines connecting Atlanta and Charlotte crossed. Taking its name from an Iroquois word, Seneca is bounded by 18,500-acre Lake Keowee to the north, and to the west and south is Lake Hartwell. Seneca recently adopted the motto “City of Smiles, City with Style.” For more information on Seneca, go to http://www.seneca.sc.us/.
- Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway
- Duke Energy’s World of Energy
- Lake Hartwell
- Lake Jocassee
- Pendleton District
- Savannah River Scenic Highway
- South Carolina State Parks
- South Carolina State Trails
- The Upcountry
- Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce
- Oconee County
- Oconee County Schools K-12 School District of Oconee County
- Seneca Daily Journal
- South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments
- US Census Bureau for Oconee County