Belton Depot

Belton Depot (HMKQT)

Location: Belton, SC 29627 Anderson County
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N 34° 31.35', W 82° 29.633'

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Replacing the wooden structure located across the street that had served the Belton Community since 1853, the brick Southern & Blue Ridge Combined Railway Depot was designed in 1907 and completed by 1910. In the heyday of passenger and freight train use around 1914, there were 85 trains or trolleys making stops in Belton. Passenger trains were discontinued in 1961 and today only one freight train, owned by the Pickens Railway Company, travels past the Depot.

The Depot building has seen two renovations, one from 1980-1983, funded by concerned citizens and local businesses, and the other from 2005-2006, funded through grants from the South Carolina Highway Commission (ANATS) and Anderson County. The Depot was completely upgraded and rehabilitated and dedicated to the community in October 2006. The historic Belton Train Depot now houses the Ruth Drake Museum, the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, a performance and meeting venue, and an exhibition gallery with coffee shop.

[Left Column]:
Anderson County Council

Larry E. Greer - Chairman - District 3
Bill McAbee - Vice Chairman - District 4
Michael G. Thompson - District 5
G. Fred Tolly, Jr. - District 1
Gracie S. Floyd - District 2
William C. Dees - District 6
M. Cindy Wilson - District 7
Joey R. Preston - County Administrator

Anderson County Legislative Delegation
Senator William H. O'Dell, S.C. Senate District #4
Representative Ronald P. Townsend, S.C. House District #7

Anderson County
Robert Carroll - Central Services Director
Bill Lloyd - Project Engineer

Craig, Gaulden & Davis
F. Earle Gaulden, FAIA

C&G Builders
Tom & Jo'n Stansell

Marion P. Cornell, Commissioner, 3rd Congressional District

[Right Column]:
City of Belton

Rufus Callahan - Mayor
Jean C. Martin - Ward 1
Hattie S. Green - Ward 2
Marion Nickles, Jr. - Ward 3
Wallace Shaw - Ward 5
Jimmy Milford - Ward 6
David Watson - City Administrator

Belton Area Partnership
Lee Harris, Director
Homer Booth, Henry Clinkscales, Mitchell Cole
James G. Culwell, David Jones

Belton Area Museum Association

Alison Darby - President
Jon Wiley - Vice President
Linda Bradshaw - Secretary
Nancy Page - Treasurer
James Ballard, Jay Blake, Margaret A. Cole
Dick Gaillard, Joe Greer, Roy Mac Haggard
John LeHeup, Jim Marshall, Charles Martin
Benson Mattison, Ernest Mattison, Lucille Mattison
Allen Motes

Pickens Railway Company
Nancy Johnson
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 362887 N 3821105
Decimal Degrees34.52250000, -82.49388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.35', W 82° 29.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 21.00" N, 82° 29' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Main Street Square, Belton SC 29627, US
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