A thriving and stable community nestled in the eastern part of Anderson County. It was settled by families of Irish descent and was chartered in 1855 as a "child of the railroad" on the track that linked the Piedmont region with the coastal market of Charleston. Belton is a quiet, southern community, managing growth with charm among rolling hills, small ponds and lakes. It is an easy drive from large population centers of Greenville-Spartanburg, Atlanta, and Charlotte to Belton. Visitors will enjoy exploring quaint shops lining Main Street Square, and other shopping locations in the surrounding area. Belton is also home to three historic sites on the National Register of Historic Places: The Belton Depot, The Chamberlain-Kay House and the Belton Standpipe.