Celebrating 150 Years of Aiken County 
1871-2021
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Bounded by rivers, Aiken County is the sixth largest county in the state at
1,081 sq. miles.
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150

Years

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Aiken County was officially created on March 10, 1871.

Aiken County 1871-2021

One-hundred and fifty years ago, a group of racially diverse men from various backgrounds came together to form a new county. This new county would be cut from segments of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington, and Orangeburg counties. The result is what we know today as Aiken County. 

Help us celebrate the history of our county during 2021. While most events in the winter and spring months will be held virtually, we look forward to seeing you all at in-person events later this year. 

Until then, please follow our Facebook page, our Instagram page, and our YouTube channel for stories that explore Aiken County's past. 

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