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Bamberg County
 

"Bamberg County and its county seat, Bamberg, were named for local resident William Seaborn Bamberg (1820-1858) and other members of the Bamberg family...Although the area has been primarily agricultural, several towns developed along the route of the South Carolina Railroad in the mid-nineteenth century. In February 1865 Confederate soldiers fought an unsuccessful skirmish against General Sherman's troops at Rivers Bridge, now the site of a state park. The plantation of author William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was in what is now Bamberg County, and artist Jim Harrison is also a native of the county."

Created February 25, 1897
Form of Government Council-Administrator
Area 393 square miles (2000)
Population 16,040 (2003 est.)
Web Site http://www.charmingtowns.com/bamberg_county/
Of Interest

 

City of Bamberg
 

"The cool, black waters of the Edisto River provide the backdrop for Bamberg's history and charm... We take pride in our city's rich history. A leisurely drive in and around Bamberg will reveal some of the finest examples of Southern charm." [Excerpts from the City of Bamberg's official website]

Incorporated January 19, 1897
Area 3.5 square miles
Population 3,733 (2000)
Web Site http://bambergsc.com/city/community.htm
Of Interest
  • Paw Paw Golf Course (site of the annual Old Friends Invitational)
  • Ness Sports Complex
  • Foster Park
  • Historic Home of William Fudge
  • Carlisle Military School



 

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