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History for Centuries

Established in 1785, Edgefield County is a part of the Aiken/Augusta metropolitan statistical area.  It is located on the Savannah River just north of Augusta and north-west of Aiken County, covering an area of 506 square miles.  It has a population of approximately 27,000 (2010 census.)

The county has four incorporated municipalities; Edgefield, the County seat,JohnstonTrenton and North Augusta.   The county’s economy is balanced with approximately equal sectors of agriculture, manufacturing and services.  It is divided by the fall line with the north-western two thirds in the Piedmont and one third in the sandhill and ridge country.

Edgefield County is one of the largest peach producers in the United States and hence, thousands of rural acres color the area in a blaze of peach blossoms every spring.  In April, Johnston celebrates this spectacular display of nature with its annual Peach Blossom Festival, and in nearby Trenton the annual Peach Festival in June draws thousands of people from all over the southeast. Edgefield County is also the home of the headquarters for the National Wild Turkey Federation which is one of the most respected conservation organizations of its kind in the United States.

Many historians agree that few counties anywhere in the South can claim a history as full of color and controversy as the Old Edgefield District.   Over its 225 year history it has produced many prominent leaders of the State and Nation.  Historic homes and churches, and a remarkable collection of original County documents dating back to 1785 draw thousands of researchers and tourists each year.

Edgefield County In The News

INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETING

EDGEFIELD COUNTY IS HOSTING IT’S ANNUAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETING ON MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022 AT THE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER LOCATED AT, 15 CENTER SPRING ROAD, EDGEFIELD, SC 29824.  THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND. SUPPER IS BY INVITATION ONLY.  THERE MAY BE A QUORUM...

Proposed Redistricting Map

Edgefield County is in the process of redistricting, if you would like to view the proposed map please click the link below. If you have any questions or comments please reach out to Roger Leduc or Taz Potts at 803-637-4000 or by email at...

Public Meeting

There will be a Public Meeting on November 18, 2021 at 6 pm at W.E. Parker Elementary School which is located at 41 Crest Rd. Edgefield, SC  29824 . This meeting is to receive comments from the public concerning changes to the zoning regulations in chapters 8, 24, 30...

County Council & Planning Commission Meeting

The joint County Council/Planning Commission meeting will be held Tuesday November 9, 2021 at 6 pm in the Council Chambers to discuss changes to the zoning regulations and zoning maps recommended by the Planning...

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Edgefield County, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: (803) 637-4000, Fax: (803) 637-4056.

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