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Welcome Letter from the Mayor of Blythewood

Come visit, stay, and live in Blythewood, South Carolina! I welcome you to our historic southern town. Our community was founded by Native Americans who settled in the area. They called our area “Doko” which means “gathering place.” The community grew when early pioneers built a railroad watering station here to service the rail steam engines running between Columbia/Charleston and Charlotte. Today, Blythewood sits in a convenient location halfway between the Smoky Mountains and South Carolina’s world-famous beaches and between the beautiful Lakes Murray and Wateree.

           The Blythewood area is home to several excellent, award-winning schools in the Richland County School District Two including five elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. Academics, the arts, sports, and community service are foremost in our children’s educational experiences. Blythewood is also home to the University of South Carolina Equestrian Team, winner of the national championship title in 2014. A pristine golf club, Cobblestone Park, is in our town center and hosts numerous golf outings including the NCAA Southeastern Conference Ladies’ Golf Championship and the annual Women’s South Carolina Golf Association’s Open Tournament.

           We celebrate community culture with numerous town events each year in the areas of education, the arts, sports, family, and community. Many of our popular gatherings include:

January – Trinity United Methodist Church Regan Roberts Memorial Youth Basketball League

February – Blythewood Historical Society & Museum Black History Month Celebration

March – Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Ribfest (rib cooking competition at Doko Meadows Park), and the Parks Hutto Memorial Golf Tournament at Cobblestone Golf Club

April – The Blythewood Doko Rodeo, the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Par 3 Palooza Golf Tournament (Cobblestone Golf Course), the Blythewood High School Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament, and Blythewood Farmers’ Market opens through November

May – Memorial Day Observance (local area cemeteries)

June – Dixie Youth Baseball & Softball District Tournaments at Blythewood Baseball Park. Blythewood is the home of the 2022 Dixie Youth Minor League World Series Champions!

July – Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks Display at Doko Meadows Park and Palmetto Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Amphitheater

August – National Purple Heart Day Observance at Town Hall and the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association’s Open Tournament at Cobblestone Golf Club

September – The ‘Big Grab’ 50-mile Yard Sale

October – Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest and Volksmarch, the Blythewood (5A) High School Tournament of Bands, and the Westwood (4A) High School Tournament of Bands

November – Blythewood Historical Society & Museum Veterans’ Day Observance, Blythewood Artists’ Guild Holiday Market, and the Blythewood Rotary Club Christmas Tree Sale

December – Town Christmas Tree Lighting at Town Hall, our annual Christmas Parade downtown (organized by our Chamber of Commerce), and the Westwood High School’s ‘Queens of the Castle’ Ladies Basketball Invitational

           We have a beautiful, state-of-the-art events center, Doko Manor (as well as our Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union Amphitheater), which offers a great venue with 5,000 square feet of usable interior space for weddings, family reunions, business meetings, and cultural events. The park surrounding Doko Manor has a popular playground and a one-mile walking trail used by the community. Richland County Public Library recently donated the many kiosks that serve as our book walk for families to read while they walk along the popular trail. We recently expanded our park with the purchase of nearly 40 acres of open space that we are currently developing for public use. Also, our kids’ playground is continuing to expand, and it now has shade and artificial turf for sustainability. Coming soon will be a nature preserve boardwalk to the north of the town hall across McLean Road.

           The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce hosts many business leaders who share their expertise with our community. The Chamber awards several graduating high school seniors with scholarships for college. Blythewood After Five also brings business and community members together to network using different business locations as host sites. Our Chamber is actively involved with welcoming our newest industry neighbor, Scout Motors, to our town, as they bring 4000+ new high-tech jobs to the midlands in the coming years.

           Our Historical Society and Museum is equally busy presenting the history of the area and sharing historical information with students and families. The Rotary Club, Lion's Club, Blythewood Masonic Lodge, the Christian Assistance Bridge, and the Hope Optimist Club are some of the very active civic organizations bringing support in many areas to the citizens of Blythewood. 

           Blythewood is home to many historic churches attended by generations of Blythewood families. Our local churches have many community events such as Friday Food Truck Night, Friday Movie Night, Easter Egg gatherings, Trunk-or-Treat, and a ‘Back to School Bash.’ Many of our churches recently celebrated their 150th anniversaries! 

           Blythewood is a town with many family restaurants and stores. Eight businesses in our town were recently highlighted in a Historical Society “Walking Retail Tour” telling the history of their origins. A replica of our old Town train depot building continues to serve our community as a music business and café.  

           Located along I-77 just 15 miles north of Columbia, SC, and about an hour south of Charlotte, NC, Blythewood has always been attractive to families searching for the virtues of small-town living. Although we are now growing by leaps and bounds, our town continues to celebrate good neighbors, community diversity, and prosperity for all.

           We have a big vision by anyone's standards, with a detailed comprehensive, ten-year plan to get us there. We welcome you to discover Blythewood and enjoy our warm friendly attitude toward life and each other.

 If you would like to learn more about Blythewood, visit the Blythewood Town Hall Official website at, or like us on Facebook. We thank you for your interest in Blythewood and remember, you are always welcome!

With warmest regards and always in your service,


Bryan S. Franklin

Mayor, Town of Blythewood, SC

Upcoming Events/Things To Do in Blythewood

Curious to know things to do in Blythewood? Look no further!

Blythewood Farmers Market Back in Effect

The Farmers Market will take place on every Wednesday! Please visit their website for more information.

The Big Grab 50 Mile Yard Sale

The Annual Big Grab wil take place on September 8th-9th in Blythewood, Ridgeway, and Winnsboro. For questions, please contact the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce.

Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest

Save the date! The Oktoberfest will be held at Doko Meadows Park on October 6th-7th. For questions, please contact the Blythewood Chamber.

Weekending in Blythewood:

September 8-9th: The Annual Big Grab 50-Mile Yard Sale

September 16th: Movie in the Park - Top Gun & Maverick (Double Feature)

If you have any questions on events/advertising, please contact Onye Cosom at Blythewood Town Hall. 803- 754 - 0501.

Town Updates: August 28th, 2023

Public Notice of General Election

A general election in the Town of Blythewood will be held on Tuesday, November 07, 2023. If a runoff is necessary, a runoff election will be held two weeks after the first election.

The following offices shall be included in this election:


2 Town Council Seats

Candidate Filing Period:

Filing Opens at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 25, 2023.

Filing Closes: 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Filing Hours:

Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed September 4, 2023

Click Here for More Information 

Blythewood Road Widening Update/ Scout Motors Update:

Construction began on Blythewood Rd. officially on April 1, 2023. The Contractor has performed clearing and grubbing, constructed the detention pond at the corner of Blythewood Rd. and Community Rd., installed drainage pipe and boxes, and performed some unclassified excavation primarily on the southside of Blythewood Rd. During this time, all utilities including power, gas, and communication lines have been in the process of relocating. Work continues on utility relocations. 


The Contractor is anticipated to begin the installation of the new water line by the end of August. In addition, the contractor will continue to construct an embankment on the south side of the roadway in preparation for the sidewalk and curb, and gutter which is planned to begin around the end of September or first of October.  This will be followed by asphalt paving of the new roadway on the southside near the roundabout. Work is expected to continue on the south side of the existing roadway until Spring of 2024 at which time traffic will be shifted so work can begin on the widening of the north side of the existing Blythewood Rd. Substantial work at the Cobblestone entrance is expected to begin in late Spring 2024 and continue throughout the remainder of 2024. 


The current Completion of the project is the Spring of 2025.  

Message from the Richland County Economic Development Office: We've heard your questions about recent tree clearing around the Scout Motors site boundary. Some trees have been temporarily removed to put in better stormwater controls, but they will be replanted in accordance with an updated tree mitigation plan that will be resubmitted to the Town of Blythewood.

We recognize the importance of maintaining a tree buffer between the site and surrounding roads, and we can assure you that the tree buffer will be installed before the project is complete. To view additional FAQs about the site, visit

Richland County currently has two ongoing projects in Blythewood that are serving to improve both road and traffic conditions within the Town. Click HERE to visit Richland County's Penny Tax website for updates on these projects.

For questions relating to Scout Motors, please email [email protected]

Which is NOT a business currently located in Blythewood?
Doko Station
Blythewood Carpet Cleaning & More
Prince House of Pizza
Anytime Fitness
Did you attend the Women's Open Golf Tournament?
It was fantastic!
No, I did not attend
I did not know about the event
I do not have any relation with golf

Which is NOT a business located in Blythewood? B. Blythewood Carpet Cleaning & More

We are Open For Feedback!

Have ideas about new retail, Doko Meadows Park features, or general suggestions on how we can improve Blythewood? Send us an email!

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Town Of Blythewood, South Carolina

171 Langford Road

Blythewood SC 29016

(803) 754-0501

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