Downtown Spartanburg is at the heart of Spartanburg in South Carolina.  Being one of the most booming parts of South Carolina, Downtown Spartanburg has so much to offer. The best part is that if you are visiting by car, you can park it and explore the entire Downtown on foot.

This section of the city has so many art galleries, museums, music venues, government offices, culinary & literary arts venues, etc. Most of these attractions are walking distance from one another and are strategically located in easy-to-access locations. In fact, Downtown Spartanburg has been designated as a cultural district by the state’s arts commission.

Take a walk along the wide sidewalks, and you might see a painter busy brushing a canvas or hear a musician playing some cool jazz music. Stroll in any direction, and you will come across lots of art installations that decorate the city.

Spartanburg Social Security Offices

Do you have any questions about your retirement social security benefits? If so, visit the US Social Security Administration offices located in Downtown Spartanburg to seek assistance. The Spartanburg office handles a wide range of federal programs such as SSI, Medicare, disability benefits, and retirement.

The office is situated in the Business Technology Center with entrances on both Dunbar and Commerce Streets. There is plenty of parking at the Dunbar Street garage just behind the bus station.

The Social Security Offices open during weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm except for Wednesday when they close at noon.

Spartanburg Municipal Court

The Spartanburg Municipal Court is part of the unified judicial system for the State of South Carolina. It serves as the primary judicial court for the City of Spartanburg. The Municipal Court’s primary objective is to ensure due process and equal protection of human rights and the law by all parties.

The judges also work hard to win public trust and confidence. The municipal court handles five main types of cases: traffic, jury trials, criminal, livability, and parking. It is within the City Hall building strategically located on 145 W. Broad Street.

Spartanburg County Public Library

The Spartanburg County Public Library is also strategically located in Downtown Spartanburg and serves as the center for information, knowledge, and empowerment. The library was established in the late 1880s and was made a tax-supported institution in 1947.

The library strives to deliver the best service possible to Spartanburg County citizens to quench their thirst for knowledge. It offers ten full-service local mobile libraries in addition to the bookmobile.

Spartanburg County Public Library is well equipped with adequate programming for children and adults. It also offers free internet access, meeting rooms, and shelves full of books, music, magazines, and more.

Spartanburg County Courthouse

The Spartanburg County Courthouse remains one of the oldest buildings in Downtown Spartanburg. In 1785, Upstate’s Ninety-Six District was officially divided into three portions, namely Abbeville County, Spartanburg County, and Union County.

Two years later, a county courthouse was constructed in Spartanburg County on a piece of land acquired from Thomas Williamson. The courthouse has served Spartanburg residents for many years and remains one of the most noticeable landmarks in Downtown Spartanburg.

The current courthouse was renovated in 1956 to give it a facelift.  It is the fourth county courthouse, but the first one was not located in Downtown Spartanburg.


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