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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

County Council to hold Public Hearing

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR TO FINAL ACTION BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF EDGEFIELD COUNTY TO ENTER INTO ORDINANCES. Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 4-9-140, notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public...

Free COVID Testing Sites coming SOON!

Free COVID Testing will be coming to the following locations: (Click the Location for more information) Trenton at Bettis Academy Park Johnston at the Former Satcher Ford Dealership Edgefield at the Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield County Campus North Augusta at...

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing

Edgefield County Planning Commission 8/13/2020 Meeting Public Hearing The following public hearings will take place at The Edgefield County Planning Commission meeting on August 13th, 2020 at 6pm, located at the Edgefield County Council Chambers, 225 Jeter Street...

Update on Mill Creek and Scenic Drive

The engineering work has been completed for Mill Creek and Scenic Drive. The bid packages are being sent out today by the engineering firm to the possible contractors. They have until 5 PM on August 3rd, Monday, to return their proposal to the engineering...

Requirements to Challenge a Ballot

Requirements to Challenge a BallotPoll managers, any voter, and any qualified watcher may challenge the vote of a person who may be known or suspected not to be a qualified voter. A challenge may also be made if you have good reason to believe the person has already...

Reassessment Notice

Edgefield County is in the process of our Countywide Reassessment Program which all counties are required under South Carolina law to implement every five years. We expect to complete the current reassessment by December 31, 2020. An appraiser will come out to your...

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

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