About Lancaster

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Lancaster, South Carolina, the county seat of Lancaster County, is a charming historic southern city that, while proudly recognizing its history, is a service-oriented community focused on the future. Come, visit the "Red Rose City," explore our intricate past, meet our friendly citizens and discover the vitality that makes Lancaster feel like home.

History is alive and well in Lancaster, South Carolina, the Red Rose City.  Established in the mid 1700's by Scotch-Irish and English settlers from the region of the famous House of Lancaster, this area was viewed as a "Garden of Eden."  Over the years, the area has hosted two wars on its soil and has nutured several famous native sons, Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, and William R. Davie, ambassador to France and founder of the University of North Carolina.  Naturally there's much to see and to do in Lancaster.