Edgefield County, South Carolina

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Edgefield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 24,595; in 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 25,528.[1] Its county seat is Edgefield[2].

Edgefield County is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.

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History

The origin of the name Edgefield is unclear; the South Carolina State Library's information on the county's history suggests that the name "is usually described as 'fanciful.'"[3] There is a village named Edgefield in Norfolk, England.

Edgefield District was created in 1785.[3][4][5] It was formed from the southern section of the former Ninety-Six District when it was divided into smaller districts or counties by an act of the state legislature.[3][4][5] Parts of the district were later used in the formation of other neighboring counties, specifically:[3]

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