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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 three incorporated municipalities; Edgefield, the County seat, Johnston and Trenton.   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. 

 

News and Notices:

1. Comprehensive Plan - Updated January 2015

 

2. Capital Improvement Plan

 

3. 2012 Updated Strategic Plan

 

4. October 2014 - Strategic Plan Progress Report

Edgefield County Updates

State of Edgefield County Report

 

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In the Spotlight:

1. Sweetwater Community Center 

Please contact Jennifer Gilley at 803-637-4009 or by email at jgilley@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov with any questions or to reserve your date.

 

2. Picnic Shelter at Edgefield County Recreation Park - Application and Policies

Please contact Jennifer Gilley at 803-637-4009 or by email at jgilley@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov with any questions or to reserve your date.

 

3. Edgefield County now offers Smart911.  Sign up here today. 

 

4. Spay/Neuter Application & Information

 

 

Public Hearing Notices:

All of the public hearings listed below will be held at the County Council Meeting on May 5, 2015 at 6:00PM in the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield.

 

1.      Public Hearing of Third Reading of Ordinance Number 14-15-688, “An Ordinance Authorizing the issuance and sale of a General Obligation Bond, Series 2015, or such other appropriate series designation, of Edgefield County, South Carolina, in the principal amount of not exceeding $750,000; Fixing the form and detail of the bond; Authorizing the County Administrator or his lawfully authorized designee to determine certain matters relating to the bond; Providing for the payment of the Bond and the Disposition of the proceeds thereof; and other matters relating thereto.”

 

2.      Public Hearing of Second Reading of Ordinance Number 14-15-689, “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2, Article V, Division 2 of the Edgefield County Code of Ordinances Entitled “Purchasing” To add provisions related to Request for Qualifications, Request for Proposals, and Construction Contracts and to Amend various provisions of the Purchasing Code.”

 

3.      Public Hearing of Second Reading of Ordinance Number 14-15-690, “An Ordinance Directing the Implementation of Real Property Reassessment in Edgefield County to be Delayed for One Year, as Authorized by Section 12-43-217 (B), South Carolina Code of Laws 1976, as Amended.”

 

4.      Public Hearing of Second Reading of Ordinance Number 14-15-691, “An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 13-14-679, the General Operating and Ancillary Budgets for FY 2014-2015, to Provide for Revised Revenues and Appropriations effective July 1, 2014.”

 

5.      Public Hearing of Second Reading of Ordinance Number 14-15-692, “An Ordinance Providing for the FY 2015-2016 General Operating Budget and Establishing Ancillary Budgets for Debt Service, Industrial Park, E-911 Administration, Solid Waste Disposal, Victims’ Bill of Rights, Emergency Medical Services, Countywide Recreation, Road Maintenance, Tri-County Solicitor, Assistant Solicitor, School Resource Officer #1, School Resource Officer #2, School Resource Officer #3, Event Security, Sheriff Grants, Clerk of Court Grants, Pre Trial Intervention, SRO Grant, Criminal Domestic Violence, and County Tire.”

 

6.      Public Hearing of Second Reading of Ordinance Number 14-15-693, “An Ordinance Authorizing the Grant of an Easement to Mr. Robert Quarles over Certain Edgefield County Real Property Located at 35 Star Road, Edgefield, SC and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of an Easement, and Other Documents Related to the Grant of the Easement.”

  

 

Edgefield County Council is inviting all of the religious leaders in the County to join us in our monthly meetings to give the invocation.  A religious leader is free to offer an invocation according to the dictates of his own conscience, but, in order to comply with applicable constitutional law, the Edgefield County Council requests that the public invocation opportunity not be exploited to proselytize or advance any one, or to disparage any other faith or belief.  We will need one religious leader for each of the regularly scheduled meetings.  These twelve slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  We will seek out the religious leaders of Edgefield County each year so that everyone that is interested has an opportunity.

If you are a religious leader that is interested please contact Jennifer Gilley at 803-637-4009 or jgilley@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov with the contact information of the person that is willing to give the invocation.

 

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