West Pelzer to celebrate Centennial

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The Town of West Pelzer will celebrate 100 years with a Centennial Celebration this
Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with food trucks, inflatables, and music.
“This is a celebration and birthday party that is 100% free and open to residents (past and current), future residents, friends, neighbors, and anyone that has been impacted by our authenticity,” West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders said.

The event will be held in and around Chapman Park, Hwy. 8, West Pelzer.

The Cherokee Indians were the first settlers of the present site of West Pelzer, originally called Frankville.

Brief History of West Pelzer

There were settlers in the vicinity in the 1800s. The town was originally charted Frankville in 1913. The original survey for the town was made by John Franks. The street layout in the older part of the town is the same today as in the original street plat.

A new petition was later filed and on September 13, 1918, the name was changed from Frankville to West Pelzer.