Welcome

Welcome to the Town of Olanta, located in western Florence County and the culturally rich Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. Established in 1908, our Town is the embodiment of old-fashioned Southern charm and hospitality. Olanta is steeped in agricultural history and surrounded by idyllic farmland but central to world-class cities, renowned beaches and endless places to experience the region’s vibrant heritage.

While preserving our tranquil small-town community atmosphere, we are continually striving to provide opportunities for economic growth and development, community involvement and an inviting, safe place for residents and visitors.  We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our Town. Whether you are looking for a brief respite to experience our Southern traditions or considering a move to leave the hectic city life behind, we welcome you to visit us and experience the charm of Olanta.

Mary M. Huggins, Mayor

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October 06, 2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING #HURRICANEMATTHEW:
As the S.C. coast prepares for Hurricane Matthew, we're committed to ensuring the safety of everyone in our community. Please read on for important CONTACT INFORMATION & TIPS to help you stay secure throughout the week:
Currently, the Town of Olanta will operate under normal business hours:  Tuesday - Thursday,  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

· All Florence County schools are closed Wednesday-Friday.
· Please do not attempt to drive through standing water and adhere to the commands given by all emergency personnel.
NUMBERS TO KNOW:
For All Emergencies: Please Call 911
Town of Olanta Public Works/ Town Hall:  843- 396-4301
Town of Olanta Police Department (Non Emergencies): 843-665-2121 or 843-669-3911
TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE:
Duke Energy Progress Customers: 800-419-6356
Santee Cooper Electric Cooperative Customers: 888-239-2300
You can find out your evacuation route through the SC Department of Transportation below:

SCDOT EVACUATION ROUTES