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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