Sandy Springs, South Carolina

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Sandy Springs
Unincorporated community
Sandy Springs is located in South Carolina
Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°35′42″N 82°45′0″W / 34.59500°N 82.75000°W / 34.59500; -82.75000Coordinates: 34°35′42″N 82°45′0″W / 34.59500°N 82.75000°W / 34.59500; -82.75000
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Anderson
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Sandy Springs is an unincorporated community in Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 76 between Anderson and Clemson. The name comes from a literal spring in the sands.[1]

It is the birthplace of Freddie Stowers, the only African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I.[2]


  1. ^ Sandy Springs (South Carolina) Kimberly M. Brigance, Morris V. Moore - 2010 Page 7 Introduction "Before Sandy Springs was a city, it was a community. Before that, it was a gathering place. In the beginning, it was simply a local landmark, the place where a natural spring flowed out of the sandy soil."
  2. ^ Jack Bass, W. Scott Poole The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina - 2009 Page 79 "One of them, Freddie Stowers from Sandy Springs in Anderson County, became the only African American to receive a Medal of Honor in either world war."