Edgefield County lies within the Aiken/Augusta metro area along the Savannah River. “The county was formed in 1785 as part of Ninety Six District.” In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Edgefield County became smaller as lands from the county were used to create Greenwood, Saluda, Aiken, and McCormick counties. Edgefield serves as the county seat.

The county has greatly impacted South Carolina history. A number of small Revolutionary War Battles took place in the county. Additionally, 10 of South Carolina’s governors have hailed from Edgefield County.

Manufacturing, agriculture, and services anchor the Edgefield County economy and the area is known for cultivating large numbers of peaches. However, in the 19th century the pottery industry was also prominent. Today, the region’s alkaline-glazed pottery remains especially popular.

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Butler, Pierce Mason | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Pierce Mason | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Pierce Mason (1798-1847). Soldier, governor. A native of Edgefield District, Butler graduated from the South Carolina College. From 1819-1829, he was an officer in the United States...
Self, James Cuthbert | South Carolina Public Radio
Self, James Cuthbert | South Carolina Public Radio

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“S” is for Self, James Cuthbert [1876-1955]. Textile manufacturer, philanthropist. A native of Bowles Mountain in Edgefield County [now Greenwood County], Self attended a business college in Virginia...
Ike Carpenter Photo Gallery | Digital Traditions
Ike Carpenter Photo Gallery | Digital Traditions

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Ike Carpenter is a third generation woodcarver, cabinetmaker, and carpenter who lives in the small Edgefield County town of Trenton. His grandfather was known throughout the area as a talented...
Charles Booker, Jr Audio Transcript
Charles Booker, Jr Audio Transcript

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Audio transcript for: "Just To Be Like Jesus" "Laying On Hands" "On The Right Road" "Praise The Lord" "Shout Hallelujah" "There Is Nothing" "Use Me" "We Need A Way" A Reading From Isaiah All People
Edgefield, Part 2 - Willowbrook | Palmetto Places
Edgefield, Part 2 - Willowbrook | Palmetto Places

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Willowbrook is the resting place of governors, diplomats, more than 150 Confederate soldiers, and Preston Brooks. Joanna Angle talks about an encounter Brooks had with Massachusetts senator Charles...