The City of Landrum was founded in 1880 and incorporated 1912. Located just west of Interstate 26 between Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, the City of Landrum is nestled against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents and visitors alike enjoy drives along scenic roads, strolling through unique antique and specialty shops, and dining in Landrum‘s quaint eateries. Landrum also provides an ideal climate for business, as evidenced by booming retail sales and a work force of over 175,000 within twenty miles of the City.
Photo by Norman Powers
Landrum’s mild climate and natural beauty attracts visitors of varying recreational interests. Golfing is available at many fine courses in the area, while boaters and water enthusiasts can enjoy Lake Bowen or Lake Lanier, both just minutes from downtown Landrum. Cycling, hiking, and horseback riding are also popular activities in the area. With the home of the Annual Blockhouse Steeplechase also just five minutes from downtown Landrum, equestrian activities and horse farms are evident throughout this community and region. Equestrian trails and hiking trails are provided at F.E.N.C.E. (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center). In addition, a variety of nature oriented programs abound here which include bird watching, nature photography, and star gazing. The Palmetto Trail (a mountains to the sea trail that traverses South Carolina) and many local favorites like Bradley Falls and Pearson Falls provide additional hiking activities for the outdoor enthusiast.
Landrum is full of exciting attractions, beautiful scenery, historically significant sites, and friendly people. Whether you’re coming here on vacation or business, just passing through, or are a lifelong resident of this great City, we welcome your interest in this wonderful area we call home.