Belton is a city in Anderson County, South Carolina. It is located in the eastern part of the county, and is part of the Anderson Metro Area. It has a total area of 3.8 square miles, all of which is land. The city was settled in the mid nineteenth century, and incorporated in 1855. It is named after the first president of the Columbia and Greenville Railroad. It was formerly a cotton mill town.
Manufacturing, construction and administrative services are the major contributors to the local economy. Public schooling is administered as part of the Anderson County School District Two. Public schooling comprises two elementary, one primary, one middle and one high school. The closest hospital is the Anmed Health, located about 9 miles away in Anderson. The cost of living here is 16.60% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 49 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 99. Snowfall is about 4 inches annually.