Bamberg County is located in southwestern South Carolina. In addition to its rich agricultural heritage, the county is also known for its plantations and historic homes, including the vacation plantation of author William Gilmore Simms. The county and its county seat are called Bamberg in honor of William Seaborn Bamberg and his family.
Initially, Bamberg County belonged to Barnwell County, but it split off to form its own county in 1897. In the 19th century, a number of new towns grew near the county’s railroads as a result of its railroad industry. However, the county remains largely agricultural today.
Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce. Accessed June 01, 2016.
History of Bamberg County. Accessed June 01, 2016.