There are so many things unique to Downtown Anderson.

Get out, learn, and play while you are here!


Stepping around in downtown!

  • Civic Route – 1 mile marked with blue markers all along the route
  • Cultural Route – 2 miles marked with red markers all along the route
  • Healthy Route – 3 miles marked with green markers all along the route

 click here to Explore Downtown the healthy way.



A little birdie told me that Anderson is a great place to live, work, and play!

Carolina Wrens: A Bird’s Eye View of Downtown Anderson is a special installation of bronze wren sculptures throughout downtown.

Main Street is a flutter, with dozens of Carolina Wrens roosting in unusual spots! Put your skills to the test, find them all, and make your Downtown Anderson stroll a unique experience.

Need a clue or two? Click here.


At the corner of W. Whitner and Main streets the bronze statue of William Church Whitner stands; stop by to learn how Anderson earned “The Electric City ” moniker.

Without Whitner, we wouldn’t have those streetlights overhead!

In 1895 Anderson native and engineer, William Church Whitner, built a hydro-electric power plant – the first in the southeast to transmit electricity over long distance lines. The innovation of Mr. Whitner helped to spur the modern industrialization of the southeast.

Today, Mr. Whitner stands at the corner of West Whitner and Main streets, his face turned upward toward the powered streetlights. Stop by for a visit with Mr. Whitner and learn all the details.