Westminster is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,418 at the 2010 census.
Westminster was founded in 1874 upon completion of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway and incorporated on March 17, 1875 when the charter was signed. It was founded as a water stop on the Southern Railway. As stores, shops and factories started to set up around the train stop, it bloomed into a decent-sized town. Its peak of expansion came in the 1920s.
The Retreat Rosenwald School and Southern Railway Passenger Station are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Apple Festival is celebrated annually.
Westminster is located at 34°39′59″N 83°5′43″W (34.666292, -83.095352).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km2), all land.
A quite mountainous region, Westminster is surrounded by several rivers, 150 waterfalls, and two major lakes.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,743 people, 1,191 households, and 761 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.6 people per square mile (307.9/km2).