The McCormick County Visitors Council markets McCormick County’s natural resources, cultural experiences and historical sites to positively impact the county’s economy.
This Council was in place by 1996 when the SC National Heritage Corridor (240 miles, four regions, 14 counties) attained federal designation as a national Heritage Area and collaborated to accomplish some significant goals.
Subcommittee of the Chamber of Commerce (adopted September, 2006); Non-profit; Officers are elected annually in June; Meetings are monthly. Members are voluntary, no dues, no restrictions.
Annual allocation from McCormick Town Council & Grants, donations, fundraisers.
Past and Current Projects of the McCormick County Visitors Council
Significant contributions the Council has made include the creation of a very popular Shopping and Dining Guide initiating a county-wide Quilt Trail and subsequent brochure, and obtaining a grant to provide seating in the public park behind the Arts Council building. The Council has also supported financially the colorful mural by Jeffery Callaham on Gold Street, the Town’s street banners, and various projects by other non-profit organizations.
Current projects in process involve enhancing tourists’ visits by sharing historical information using an animated figure, “Gabby,” and developing a more prominent landscaped setting to showcase two sets of stone steps used by train passengers a hundred years ago.