TOWN OF HEATH SPRINGS, SOUTH CAROLINA

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103 Duncan Street | P.O. Box 100
Heath Springs, SC 29058

Phone:  803-273-2066 | Fax:  803-273-3478

Heath Springs, South Carolina: Southern Comfort & Charm

Our Town

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Located in Lancaster County, South Carolina just 40 minutes south of Charlotte, NC, the Town of Heath Springs has been in existence for more than 200 years.  With a population of just under 1,000 residents, we pride ourselves on maintaining the hospitality of a small Southern town while striving to improve the future for all of our residents.


In the early 1800s, the Hanging Rock Mineral Spring became well-known for its “healing, bubbling springs” and in the 1850s, the Hanging Rock Mineral Springs Inn began attracting people from many areas seeking the healthful mineral spring waters. Though Sherman’s soldiers destroyed the inn, the area around the spring, known as the Heath Spring after its new owner, had begun to grow, and eventually a post office originally called the Heath Spring Post Office was established. Later a business firm from Lancaster opened in the area—the Heath, Springs and Company, and in 1890, the town of Heath Springs was incorporated, and the post office soon changed its name to Heath Springs Post Office.


Today, the town of Heath Springs has 987 residents. Main Street has undergone streetscape improvements, new businesses have located in the Town and we have a bright future.   Come visit us and make Heath Springs your home!

Your Government

Heath Springs Mayor & Council

The Town of Heath Springs has a total population of 987 and was first incorporated in 1890.  The Town is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government.  Most functions of Town government are administered at Heath Springs Town Hall which is located at 103 Duncan Street.


The Town Council consists of 5 members elected at large and includes the Mayor who oversees all meetings.  Elections are held the second Tuesday of July and are non-partisan.  


TOWN COUNCIL 

CONTACT INFORMATION


Eddie Moore, Mayor

PO Box 388

Heath Springs, SC 29058

803-273-9938 (h)

843-337-1816 (c)


Iva Lee Drakeford, Mayor Pro Tem

PO Box 171

Heath Springs, SC 29058

843-337-2812 (h)

803-287-7480 (c)


Peggy Bowers, Councilwoman

P. O. Box 641

Heath Springs, SC 29058

803-246-1415 (c)

plbowers@comporium.net


Elaine Lehr, Councilwoman

P.O. Box 100
Heath Springs, SC 29058
Phone:  803-273-2066

lehrsde@gmail.com


Tameka Morrow

P.O. Box 100

Heath Springs, SC 29058

Phone:  803.273-2066

councilm18@outlook.com.  


If you would like to speak with Mayor Moore or any member of the Town Council, please contact us at 803-273-2066

Town Services

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The day-to-day operations of the Town of Heath Springs are managed by the Town Clerk and supervised by the Mayor.  Main offices for the Town of Heath Springs are located just off Main Street at 103 Duncan Street.  The Town phone number is 803-273-2066  Departments, programs, and services of the Town include:


  • Town Clerk
    The Town Clerk serves as clerk to the Town Council, serves as the main office manager for the Town, and handles all accounts payable/receivables, and serves as the collections department for the Town including billing and collections for water, sewer, and business license fees.
     
  • Law Enforcement
    The Town of Heath Springs receives police protection from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 
     
  • Fire Department
    The Town of Heath Springs receives fire protection from the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department which is located adjacent to Town Hall at 103 Duncan Street.  The department has 12 volunteers.  The Lancaster County Fire Service provides oversight of all County volunteer departments and provides funding assistance for new equipment and training.
     
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lancaster County EMS operates a station in Heath Springs at 309 Hart Street and provides emergency medical assistance to Town of Heath Springs residents.
     
  • Water & Wastewater
    The Town of Heath Springs owns and operates water and wastewater facilities.  The Town handles all billing for these services and has contractual agreements to oversee the maintenance and operation of these facilities.  Residential and commercial customers can receive service and pay bills at Town Hall, located at 103 Duncan Street.
     
  • Maintenance Department
    Maintains streets, and maintenance of Town facilities.  The Town contracts with third-party vendors  leaf and brush pickup services.
     
  • Sanitation Department
    Provides garbage pickup for residents each week on Tuesdays. Residents should check their monthly water bill for important updates to any route changes.  Route changes normally occur if there is a threat of severe or inclement weather or the Christmas Holiday.  We will do our best to notify residents of any last minute changes via our Facebook page and the Town website.
     
  • Parks & Recreation
    Parks and recreation programs and services are contracted through the Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Department.  The Town of Heath Springs owns and maintains several parks in the community.
     
  • Economic Development
    Recruitment of new business and industry and programs and services for existing industry are provided to the Town through a partnership with the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development Department (LCDED).  

For more information about Town programs and services, call 803-273-2066.

Recreation & Events

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The top event sponsored by the Town each year is the annual 4th of July Celebration & Parade on Main Street.  The event attracts dozens of vendors and hundreds of visitors each year.


The Town of Heath Springs  operates several parks within the Town limits for the recreation and enjoyment of its residents.  


In addition, there are several historic sites nearby and Andrew Jackson State Park is within a 20-minute drive of the Town.  You can learn more about Andrew Jackson State Park by visiting their website at: https://southcarolinaparks.com/andrew-jackson


The Town's parks include:  


  • Heath Springs Picnic and Walking Track, 221 Spring Street. 5 acres. Facilities: Picnic shelter, lighted 1/5 mile asphalt walking track, historical site with boardwalk, and nature areas. Call 803-273-2066 for picnic shelter information.
     
  • Heath Springs Ballfields, 107 South College Street. 4 acres. Facilities: One lighted adult softball field and one unlighted youth baseball field.
     
  • LT Reeves Basketball Court, 100 Reeves Street. 1 acre. Facilities: One unlighted basketball court.
     
  • Heath Springs Town Park, 102 Duncan Street. 2 acres. Facilities: Two lighted tennis courts, playground, and picnic area.
     
  • Heath Springs Soccer and Ballfield, 162 Solar Road. 3 acres. Facilities: One multi-purpose field supports one unlighted soccer and one unlighted youth ball field. 


Latest News

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We will add government and community event information in this section of the website.  Check back often!


Town of Heath Springs Has New Website

The Town of Heath Springs has its own website.  You can find the site by visiting:  www.townofheathsprings.com Click here for the full story..   


Debit or Credit Cards Can Now Be Used To Pay Water Bills

Effective, Dec. 3, 2018, the Town of Heath Springs can accept payment for water bills via debit or credit card. 


Heath Springs Author Selling Books

Heath Springs native Mac Horton has written 2 books about Heath Springs and its Hanging Rock history.  Copies of the books are available for purchase at Town Hall for $15.00 each.


Local Student Attends Heath Springs Town Council Meeting...click to read more ...https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/hse%E2%80%99s-1st-student-leaders-drop-heath-springs-council-meeting


Former Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor Honored For Over 40 Years of Service...

For the full story, click here.


Retiring Heath Springs Town Clerk Thee Bailey Is Honored

Click here for the full story.

Economic Development

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In 2008, the Town joined forces with Lancaster County Government to build a new certified Class A industrial park within the Town limits.  


The 67-acre park has access to the L&C Railroad and has more than 40 available acres.  


Rico Tag became the first tenant in the park in 2009, building a 150,00 sf facility that employs more than 200.  


Visit the Lancaster County Economic Development website at www.lcded.com for more information about business opportunities in the Heath Springs Business Park.

Heath springs health & wellness fair - April 27th

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Good Health Is Your Greatest Wealth!

We want you, your family, children, and friends to attend our first Heath Springs Health & Wellness Fair.   The event will be held at Heath Springs Town Hall, 103 Duncan Street on April 27th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  


The event will feature demonstrations on:

  • Healthy Cooking
  • Fitness Focus
  • Dance Lessons


Medical Screenings To Include:

  • Cholesterol
  • Eye Exams
  • CVS Minute Clinic
  • Healthy Hearing
  • Dental Care
  • Mobile Mammogram Unit


Not to be left out, your furry animal friends are included to with a Mobile Vet Lab available to check out your pets!


We have plenty of things the kids can do as well!   Our Kids Corner will include:

  • Pony Rides
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


Good Health Is Your Greatest Wealth!  There's no cost to attend the event!   We look forward to seeing you on April 27th at Town Hall!


Upcoming Events

April 27

Heath Springs Health & Wellness Fair

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Town Hall, 103 Duncan Street,Heath Springs, SC

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April 27

Heath Springs Health & Wellness Fair

We invite you join us on April 27th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Town Hall for our first Health & Wellness Fair.   The event will include demonstrations, medical screenings, and fun for the kids.  There's even a mobile vet lab for your pets!  Come join us!

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Town Hall, 103 Duncan Street,Heath Springs, SC

July 4

Heath Springs 4th of July Parade

To Be Determined

Main Street, Heath Springs

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July 4

Heath Springs 4th of July Parade

One of the longest running and most popular 4th of July Celebrations in South Carolina!  Come join us for a fun filled day in Celebration of America!  More info on vendors, events, and the parade to come.  Please contact Town Hall if you are interested in being a vendor at this event.

To Be Determined

Main Street, Heath Springs

The Historic Heath Springs Railroad Depot.

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Available for Events & Functions

The historic Heath Springs Depot is available for rent for private parties and events.   Please contact Town Hall for rental rates and information. 

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Town of Heath Springs

103 Duncan Street, Heath Springs, South Carolina 29058, United States

Mailing Address: PO BOX 100 Heath Springs, SC 29058-0100 Phone:803.273.2066 Fax:803.273.3478 Town Hall Hours: M-F 8-12, 1-5 Council Meets: 3rd Tue, 7 p.m.

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