The first settlers in Orangeburg County were a few Indians and cattlemen.  To encourage inland settlement, the General Assembly established eleven townships along the banks of chief rivers, including the Edisto.  The names of some towns have been changed, but others remain the same.  With the exception of Santee, all present towns were incorporated in the late 1800's.  These communities add a variety of fine qualities to the county, each with its own personality and amenities and are well worth exploring. It is obvious that throughout the County, hard work is complemented well by living easy.

 

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