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  2. Union County, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    Union County's history parallels the history of much of the South during Reconstruction. The county was known for widespread Ku Klux Klan violence during this time period. The Industrial Revolution hit the county in the 1890s as local businessmen and Northern industrialists began investing in Union County textile mills.

  3. Abbeville County, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    History. Both Abbeville County and the county seat, Abbeville, get their name from the town of Abbeville, France, the native home of an early settler. The county was originally part of Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, but was designated Abbeville County in 1785, with parts of the county later going to the creation of the counties of Greenwood and McCormick.

  4. Colleton County, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    In March 1975, the town of Edisto Beach was annexed to Colleton County from Charleston County, thus bringing the county to its present size. Geography [ edit ] According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the county has a total area of 1,133 square miles (2,930 km 2 ), of which 1,056 square miles (2,740 km 2 ) is land and 77 square miles (200 km 2 ...

  5. Beaufort County, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    Beaufort County (/ ˈ b juː f ər t / BEW-fərt) is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, its population was 187,117. Its county seat is Beaufort. Beaufort County is part of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  6. Edgefield County, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    During the first several decades of the 19th century, Edgefield County began to develop a reputation for its political leadership. A number of the sons of the wealthy cotton planters and other ambitious young men, after attending elite schools and colleges across the nation, came to the county seat to practice law and engage in politics.

  7. Pickens County, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    The county's first modern cotton mill, organized by D. K. Norris and others, was established at Cateechee in 1895. By 1900 the county boasted three cotton mills, two railroads, three banks, three roller mills, 37 sawmills, ten shingle mills, and four brickyards. Piedmont counties, Pickens had a one-crop economy. Its citizens were engaged mainly ...

  8. Anderson, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 26,686 at the 2010 census, [5] and the city was the center of an urbanized area of 75,702. [6]

  9. Sumter, South Carolina - Wikipedia

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    Sumter (/ ˈ s ʌ m t ər / SUM-tər) is a city in and the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. Known as the Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area, the namesake county adjoins Clarendon and Lee to form the core of Sumter-Lee-Clarendon Tri-county (or East Midlands) area of South Carolina that includes three counties straddling the border of the Sandhills (or Midlands ...