S.C. Towns: Lancaster
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.Lancaster was founded by settlers from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was originally known as Barnettsville when the first courthouse was erected in 1795. In 1802 an application was made for a charter for the village of Lancaster. A court dispute over the original plat was not resolved until 1824. In December 1830, by Act of the South Carolina State Legislature, the Town of Lancaster was incorporated and provision was made for the election of town officials. The first election was held on the first Monday in March 1831 and Andrew Mayer was elected as Mayor. The Town of Lancaster was re-chartered in 1898 and as the City of Lancaster in 1967.