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Westminster is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,743 at the 2000 census.

Westminster was founded on March 17, 1875 when the charter was signed.It was founded as a water stop on the Southern Railway. As stores, shops and factories started to set up around the train stop, it bloomed into a decent-sized town. Its peak of expansion came in the 1920s.

The Retreat Rosenwald School and Southern Railway Passenger Station are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Westminster is the home of the South Carolina Apple Festival. The annual celebration is held during the first two weeks of September, and features a parade, street vendors and booths, a rodeo, and other family activities. Westminster and the nearby community of Long Creek have several commercial apple orchards.

Mayberry Days is held each year in April, and recreates the town of Mayberry from the 1960s television program "The Andy Griffith Show." Artists dress up like characters from the television program and there are replicas of Mayberry's Ford police cruiser.


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