South Carolina: Edgefield County

Edgefield County (pop. 26,985) is northwest of Aiken County. It’s the only Edgefield County in the U.S.

The county seat is the city of Edgefield (pop. 4,750).

Edgefield County Courthouse

The National Wild Turkey Federation is headquartered in Edgefield.

More than 250,000 members around the world

Strom Thurmond (1902-2003), who served in the U.S. Senate for 48 years and retired at age 100, was born in Edgefield and is buried there.

Thurmond statue in downtown Edgefield

Much of the 1997 movie “That Darn Cat” was filmed in Edgefield.

Remake of the 1965 Hayley Mills movie

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a 1,700-prisoner, medium-security prison near Edgefield.

Edgefield County, adjacent to Georgia, is peach-growing country, and the town of Johnston (pop. 2,362) calls itself “The Peach Capital of the World.”

Johnston has an annual Peach Blossom Festival.


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