The town of Kershaw was incorporated in 1888.  Kershaw is located on the very south end of Lancaster County, South Carolina. "There's gold in these hills!"  Haile Gold Mine is located just three miles from the town limits and was at one time the single largest gold producer in the Appalachian region.  Gold was first discovered in 1825 and is still being mined today!




Kershaw is also home to one of the biggest local hiking spots in our region, "Forty Acre Rock."  Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve encompasses 2,965 acres of the most diverse protected area in the Piedmont region, including granitic flatrocks, waterslides, waterfalls, a beaver pond, caves, hardwood and pine forests, and a variety of wildflowers and wildlife. This trail takes you through a forest to the top of a huge standing rock offering fantastic views of the surrounding Sandhills.


Directions: Drive north on US 601 for approximately 9 miles and turn left onto Reserve Road (Lancaster County S-29-27). Drive for .4 miles and the parking area for the lower trailhead is on the left. For the upper trailhead, continue approximately 2 miles, turn left onto Conservancy Road and drive to the end.


Hours:  Dawn to Dusk


The community center is currently closed for renovations.  We estimate our facility being closed for the next 6-8 weeks.  Watch this site and the community center/bowling alley Face Book pages for updates on the progress of renovations. 

Bring the family out for a game of bowling!  All lanes are open!  The Community Center also has spacious room rentals for parties & events!  Contact the Center for more info: 803-475-2142.

                                              Udated December 3, 2020


There are lot's of things to do at Stevens Park!  We have the Welsh's Station Playground that also has adult exercise equipment, beach volleyball, a skate park, a community swimming pool & a pavilion that has restrooms and a playground. 

At the Community Center, we have 6 lanes of bowling, and event/party rooms available for rent, an outdoor gazebo as well as an outdoor ampitheatre. 


One of South Carolina's best kept secrets is situated right here in the heart of Kershaw, South Carolina!  Enjoy a day of golf complete with driving range and pro-shop at the Golf Course.  Our historical Country Club also has a gorgeous "Ball Room" that is located on the second level of our Country Club.  Call Town Hall for rental rates for the "Ball Room" at 803-475-6065.



KARE is providing food assistance to families that have been affected by the COVID19 shut down.  To apply for assistance, call our office at (803) 475-4173 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm.  KARE is continuing to serve our established Food Pantry clients as usual Monday – Thursday from 8:30am – 11:00am with curb service. Clients are asked to pull up to the front of the building and wait. Staff will come out to you.

Additionally, we will collect food in our donation bins at the front door of 208 E. Main Street on Fridays from 9am-12:30 pm. Meet Hungry Bin below!


posted Friday, July 24th, 2020

Town of Kershaw

P.O. Box 145

113 S. Hampton Street

Kershaw, SC 29067

(803) 475-6065 

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