Historic Downtown McCormick is the seat of the county. During the Colonial era, French Huguenots and other Europeans settled in the area. McCormick was home to Fort Charlotte--one of the first forts seized by the Americans during the Revolutionary War.
The town later established a lush gold mine and cotton mill. The Heritage Gold Mine is still operational and open to the public for panning a few times a year! Today McCormick’s downtown is a mix of shops, dining, and cultural points of interest.
The McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (The MACK) features local artisans and an art gallery in addition to an array of classes and lively evening events.
McCormick hosts three annual hallmark events treasured by the entire region: The Western SC Blueway Festival in June, The Gold Rush Festival in September, and Holiday on Main in December.
McCormick is adjacent to three scenic state parks with miles of hiking trails and freshwater coastline: Baker Creek State Park, Hamilton Branch, and Hickory Knob Resort. Hickory Knob golf course is exceptional with breathtaking views of the lake, wildlife, and surrounding forest.
McCormick is also home to Savannah Lakes Village, a diverse community with two award-winning golf courses, lakefront homes, or lots and miles of hiking trails.
A few businesses in McCormick are:
Accountants: Aaron L Watson CPA, Herdman Dukes LLC
Automotive: White’s Auto Repair, McCormick Tire and Oil
Banks: BB&T, First Citizens
Churches:click here for complete list
Grocers: Food Lion Grocery Store, McCormick County Farmer’s Market
Hair Salons: Ashalon’s, New Images
Insurance: Insurance Corner, State Farm Insurance, The Wilkie Agency (Insurance)
Pharmacy: Strom’s Drug Store
Restaurants: Burger King, El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, Hardee’s, The Ice Cream Shop, Little Italy Restaurant, Michelle’s Restaurant, Ms. Minnie’s Seafood, Savannah Lakes Village Monti's, Savannah Lakes Village The River Grill, Shrimp One, Subway
Shops: Act II Gift Shop, Books on Main, Earth Connection Outfitters, Frames Unlimited, MACK Artisans Guild and Gallery Shop, Red Rooster Emporium and Art Gallery, Ree’s Florist & Gifts, Strom's Drug Store, White Hardware
Other Downtown Businesses: Heritage Gold Mine, Lovebug, Inc. (errand and shuttle service), McCormick Arts Council, McCormick County Historical Commission, Re/Max Leisurely Living, The McCormick Messenger (newspaper), and West Carolina Communications (WCTEL)