Covering a swath of 1,081 square miles in the sand hills of South Carolina, Aiken County is so much more than a sum of its incorporated areas and the connecting rural spaces. From peach orchar…
The South Carolina Historical Marker Program was officially established in 1936, and there are over 60 historical markers in Aiken County. Here are 10 markers to know:
Aiken Downtown Development Association is an organization made up of members and volunteers who all work to improve the economic vitality, enhance the beauty, and preserve the historical inher…
The recreation scene in Aiken County thrives year-round.
Aiken Regional Medical Centers is known today as a sprawling medical facility near Aiken's Northside that treats tens of thousands of patients each year, but the hospital has gone by many name…
Art and history converge on Georgia Avenue. The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta is a one-stop shop to get a taste of local art and learn about the some of the history of the Savann…
Aiken County is known for its horses and hospitality, but life in the area encompasses so much more. Here are five top traditions to check out:
Look no further for a taste of art and culture than the Aiken Center for the Arts.
From community events and festivals to parades, there are things to do in Aiken County for all seasons.
Taking in the view of the Savannah River or taking in a game of America’s Pastime is easier than ever in downtown North Augusta.
The Aiken Chamber of Commerce exists to allow local businesses to thrive and grow.
The Aiken Triple Crown is a festive celebration of the area’s equine heritage that coincides with the arrival of spring in March.
The Aiken Golf Club
Pools and spraygrounds/splash pads are a great place for children to chill out on a hot summer day. Aiken County offers several options for swimming. Some facilities require a fee.
Another great aspect of the sports community in Aiken County is the wealth of youth sports opportunity provided. It's not hard to find a tournament or sports league to sign young athletes up for.
The construction of the Charleston & Hamburg Railroad in the 1830s was an unprecedented engineering feat because the 136-mile train route was the longest in the world.
Thriving communities are a sign of a healthy populace, and Aiken County has a diverse field of medical specialists committed to driving their patients toward a healthy lifestyle. Leading the w…
The people of Aiken County have long realized the natural beauty of this area. Over the decades, the county and various municipalities have set land aside for residents to enjoy leisure activities.
Fort Gordon, across the Savannah River in Georgia, is home to the U.S. Army's cyber center of excellence – a cutting-edge designation.
Aiken County Historical Museum
Aiken County Public Schools at a glance
Residential homes, condos and villas
Aiken County had over 1,200 farms in 2017, the last time the U.S. Department of Agriculture produced a census.
Big changes have come to several Aiken County public schools thanks to a penny sales tax initiative, leading to renovations and improvements for the school district’s premier learning spaces.
Aiken County — By The Numbers
Learn more about what libraries in Aiken County have to offer at www.abbe-lib.org.
Some of the most talented riders and horses in the sport of eventing train in Aiken during the winter.
The Savannah River has supported indigenous peoples, provided transportation for people and goods, and now provides drinking water for local municipalities and provides water for local industr…
USC Aiken is part of the University of South Carolina System and offers undergraduate programs, as well as master's degrees. USCA pumps more than $281 million annually into the South Carolina …
Aiken has a rich equine heritage, and real estate options for horse owners abound in the city and the surrounding area. There are residences with stables, established farms and plenty of undev…
The connection between economic growth and industrial innovation is a driving force in any community's continues success.
The Savannah River Site south of Aiken has for decades been a major economic engine for both South Carolina, the Palmetto State, and nearby Georgia, the Peach State.
The Economic Development Partnership, a nonprofit economic development company serving the needs of industries, collaborates with the workforce in Aiken County and monitors employment numbers …
The Aiken County Public School District has been a designated Purple Star School District since the summer of 2019. This national program helps students from military families transition to ne…
A guide to the best burgers in Aiken.
In the Sand Hills region of South Carolina, near the Georgia border and along the serpentine Savannah River, sits a sprawling nuclear reserve with roots that took hold during the Cold War.
From walking trails to sports, arts, music and history, Aiken County offers a variety of mostly free events and activities for the whole family throughout the year.
Aiken County was formed in 1871, but some of the churches still in the county date back to well before that time. Churches in Aiken County have plenty of history and stretch to every corner of…
A guide to the best breakfast dishes in Aiken.
Many places in Aiken County have a story to tell about the past, and historical markers, many of them placed by the Aiken County Historical Society, make that story easy to find. A drive aroun…
Aiken Regional Medical Centers can trace its roots back to a wealthy family's poker game and a philanthropist's dream.
A guide to the best desserts in Aiken.
A guide to the best cocktails in Aiken.
Summer: Things to Do
Spring: Things to Do
Winter: Things to Do
Fall: Things to Do
Mac Poplin has been a part of the family business since he was in second grade, when he would bake biscuits, make grits, and help out with the cash register at his father's restaurant on Satur…