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Seneca SC

Seneca is located in the state’s most northwestern county of Oconee in South Carolina.

It is the largest city in the county and lies on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountain segment of the Appalachian Mountains. At its highest peak, the city’s elevation is 967 feet above sea level.

Seneca became a lake resort area because of the construction of three major dam projects on the Keowee, Tugaloo, and other local rivers.

Three lakes (Lake Hartwell, 1963, Lake Keowee, 1971, and Lake Jocassee, 1974) now support public utilities, lake recreation, lakefront residency, and water supply (Lake Keowee) to the city.

Seneca’s downtown Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The American Industrial Architecture of many of the buildings has been preserved to add to the warm, friendly atmosphere and charm of this rural mountain, micropolitan city.

The city will be proudly celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2023 throughout the entire year.