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Edgefield is a town in Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 4,750 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Edgefield County.Edgefield is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.GeographyEdgefield is located slightly east of the center of Edgefield County at . U.S. Route 25 passes through the southwest part of the town, bypassing the center, and leads north to Greenwood and south to Augusta, Georgia. South Carolina Highway 23 passes through the center of the town, leading east to Batesburg-Leesville and west to Modoc on U.S. Route 221 near the Savannah River.According to the United States Census Bureau, Edgefield has a total area of 11.1km2, of which 10.8sqkm is land and 0.3sqkm, or 2.71%, is water.HistoryThe story of Edgefield is more than a quarter of a millennium long, reaching back to before the first European settlers arrived, when only Native Americans roamed the forests. At that time the area which later became Edgefield County was a vast wilderness of virgin forests, occasional prairies, great cane brakes and sparkling rivers and creeks. It was bisected by the fall line, with sandy soils on the southeast side of this line growing primarily pine trees, and rich clay soils on the northwest side growing primarily oak and hickory. Wildlife was abundant with deer and turkey, but also with elk, buffalo (bison), panther and bear. Edgefield is in South Carolina. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your United States trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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