Located in the rolling hills of west central South Carolina, Johnston was founded in 1870 when the first railroad came through, and chartered as the Town of Johnston on May 25, 1897. The peach industry has been a major contributor to Johnston’s economy. The town carries the title “Peach Capital of the World.” Johnston has become the home of several major industries. Located on the fringe of three urban areas Johnston combines country quiet and neighborliness with access to city services. The people of Johnston are friendly, industrious, and plain spoken. They worship at numerous churches and their children attend award-winning public and private schools. Johnston is a town that combines the economic strength of world wide industry with the solidarity of an agricultural center of international recognition.