Town of Six Mile
Information courtesy of http://www.clemsonchamber.org/sixmile/
106 South Main Street P.O. Box 429 Six Mile, SC 29682
Founded in 1910.
Phone Numbers Town Hall 868-2653 Six Mile Water Dist. 878-4085 Fire Emergency 911 Fire Non-Emergency 868-0733 Pickens County Sheriff’s Office 898-5900 Police or Medical Emergency 911 Six Mile Recreation 868-0854
Government Six Mile has a Council Mayor form of Government in which the Mayor and four council members are elected for four-year staggered terms. The Town Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall.
Location The town of Six Mile is nestled on the western edge of the rolling Piedmont Plateau region, with elevations ranging from 950-1060 feet. The town is located in the southwestern section of Pickens County about 9 miles southwest of Pickens, the County seat, and 9-miles north of the city of Clemson. Six Mile is about 35 miles west of Greenville, SC and 140 miles northwest of Atlanta, GA. Just west of the town are three popular lakes, Hartwell, Keowee, and Jocassee, which serve a dual purpose of power generation and recreation. Six Mile's location is highly accessible to visitors via Highway 123, 183, 133, 137, & 11. Six Mile has a total land area of approximately 1055 acres, or about 1.5 square miles.
Six Mile is located on one of the most famous paths of travel in the United States, the Keowee or Cherokee Path and a semi-rural, residential community with a mix of small commercial businesses. Most of the development within the town is located along SC Hwy. 133, which divides the town and serves as its main street. The panoramic background of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and namely Six Mile Mountain, evokes an inviting and rural character.
Climate The climate of Six Mile is mild and temperate with rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year. Winters are moderate with an average monthly temperature of 43°. Snowfall occurs each winter, but significant amounts come only once every two to three years. Spring is a period of transition with March the month for heavy rains. As the showers decrease, a secondary dry period occurs late in April and early May. Steady rains typical of winter are likely in early spring. The average date of the last spring freeze falls around the end of March, which gives the area a growing season of approximately 180-200 days. Summers are warm and long with the average temperatures hovering around 79°. Temperatures reach 90° or higher on an average of 48 days a year. Six Mile's warm and pleasant Autumn is the driest season of the year with the first frost usually occurring during the first week of November.
Population The 2000 census showed a population of 554. The town’s residents are employed in a variety of occupations ranging from professors, teachers, auto mechanics, government officials, textile employee's, accountants, manufacturers, merchants & students.
Fire Protection (Call 911) The Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department currently has 24 volunteers. The department includes 2-pumper trucks, 2- tankers and 2- grass/brush truck, and a Support Vehicle all housed in the 6-bay fire station located besdide Town Hall. The Six Mile Fire District consists of over 2000 customers (dwellings/structures) within an approximate 5-mile radius of the Town of Six Mile. They also have an explorer post (Myspace.com/smfdexplorers). The annual fire subscription is $51.00
Emergency Medical Services Pickens County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provides pre-hospital emergency care and transport for ill and injured persons. The county agency staffs EMS units with paramedics and emergency medical technicians on a 24-hour basis. EMS also provides ambulances during weekdays for emergency and non-emergency hospital and convalescent transport. The non-emergency number is 868-0733.
Hospitals Within a short distance from Six Mile are several excellent hospitals. The closest is Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens & Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Easley. Oconee Memorial Hospital is approximately 18-Miles away. Other medical facilities such as Greenville Memorial and Shriners Children's Hospital are within 35-miles of Six Mile.
- American Legion Post 141 (currently inactive)
- Six Mile Lions Club
- Six Mile Masonic Lodge #339
- Family & Community Leaders Club
Six Mile Recreation Six Mile Recreation is an all-volunteer department providing recreational programs and facilities for the youth of the community. Youth programs including T-ball, baseball, softball, football, soccer, and cheerleading are available for boys & girls, ages 5 through 18. The board of directors includes John Wade, Gene Sanders, and Tony Ellison. The athletic director is Jerry Miller. Call Lynn Porter at 868-0854 for more information.
Pop culture reference
- On February 19, 1978, the Jack Webb-produced television show "Project U.F.O." debuted, featuring character Staff Sergeant Harry Fitz, who hailed from Six Mile, played by Caskey Swaim. Show runs 26 episodes over two seasons.
The Town of Six Mile celebrated the centennial of its charter on December 10, 2010, followed the next day by the unveiling of a collection of historical articles, photographs and other information at the Town Hall community room.
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