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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

August 8th, 2023 Statement From Mayor Franklin

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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:

August 19th: Movie in the Park (Moana)

August 19th: Cars & Cigars Car Show 1-8 PM @ Blythewood Cigar & Wine

August 27th: 3 PM - 5 PM Summer Splash @ Trinity UMC

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

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

True or False: On December 12, 1913 the town was incorporated as the Town of Blythewood.

Town Updates: August 14th, 2023

Blythewood Celebrates Purple Heart Recipients and Families

On August 6th, 2023 the Town hosted its Annual Purple Heart Event. Since the Town of Blythewood is a Purple Heart Town, it is our duty to honor residents both past and present who have dedicated their lives to this country and have been wounded in combat.

During the event, the Town honored. ..


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Doko Meadows Park Gets New Additions

Doko Meadows Park continues to make improvements for the residents in Blythewood and tourists who visit the undiscovered jewel in Blythewood. The Park has additional benches, tables, and speed bumps to ensure that safety is our main priority and individuals who visit the park now have ample seating.

Photo provided by Ronnie Gardner, Town Staff

Did you attend the Purple Heart Ceremony? How was it?
It was fantastic!
No, I did not attend
I did not know about the event
I do not have any relation to the Purple Heart event

False: On December 24, 1879, the town was incorporated by an Act of the S.C. General Assembly as the City or Town of Blythewood. 

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Blythewood SC 29016

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