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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

Capital Project Sales Tax FAQ

Q. What is a Capital Project Sales Tax? A. A Capital Project Sales Tax, also called a CPST, is an additional 1 percent sales that may   be approved by a referendum vote to fund specific capital projects. The South Carolina statue that governs the CPST may be found at...

Shaws Creek Ag 319 Grant Notice

FINAL CHANCE!  The 319 grant financial assistance for agricultural conservation practices in the Shaws Creek Watershed will be ending in November.  The limited funds remaining are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Practices covered in this program...

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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