Orangeburg County is a warm, welcoming place with a unique charm that promises tranquil living for newcomers to the area. Conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from the state’s urban centers of Columbia and Charleston, Orangeburg County’s lush unspoiled terrain, friendly neighbors and safe streets combine to create a lifestyle rarely matched in the United States.
RECREATION AND TOURISM
Orangeburg County is known as a recreation and sportsmen’s paradise as well as a golfing mecca, where outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
- Nature is at her best in our region where lush foliage, magnificent blossoms and inviting waters create scenic wonderlands.
COSTS OF LIVING
For an affordable home, reasonable utility rates and, for good measure, a scrumptious plate of barbecue, Orangeburg County is the place to be.
- Orangeburg County features affordable living in safe and tranquil communities.
CHURCHES AND SPIRITUALITY
Churches in Orangeburg County come together for community prayer breakfasts; they work to feed the hungry and provide shelter for the homeless.
A 286-bed acute-care center and the state’s largest community health center are treasures that provide citizens with top quality health care.
- We have premier healthcare services in a caring “hometown” environment.
COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE
The cooperation that’s found among the local governments and the communities they represent make Orangeburg County a great place to live.
Situated at the intersection of Interstates 95 and 26, 41 miles from the state capital and 75 miles from one of the top port cities on the Eastern seaboard, Orangeburg County, as the Realtors say, is all about location.
AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY
Orangeburg County boasts a diverse industrial landscape of nearly 100 industries and manufacturers ranging from automotive, to wood, to chemicals/plastics, to agriculture. The industries employ approximately 8,300 people.
- Attractive to business and industry, Orangeburg County is enjoying economic growth.
Orangeburg County’s balmy temperatures are beneficial to the county’s recreation, retirees, and agriculture. Average summer temperature is 79.1 degrees. In the winter its is 46 degrees. The average annual temperature is 63.3 degrees.
- Temperate summers and mild winters make our county a recreational paradise and allow residents and visitors to enjoy fishing, golfing, canoeing, hiking and many other outdoor activities all year.
Higher learning is the crowning jewel in an Orangeburg County educational network that offers a wealth of options. The county is home to four institutions of higher education: Claflin University, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, SC State University and Southern Methodist College.
- Education is a priority in our county, where lifelong learning is available to all.
In 2005, Orangeburg County became one of only 10 communities nationally to win the nation’s most grueling contest for communities. Winning the designation means Orangeburg County has demonstrated that people of various age, race, profession, and income are all working together.
We hope you’ll want to read about the many facets of our community featured in this web site, taking away a glimpse of all that Orangeburg County provides for citizens, businesses and visitors. But most importantly, we hope you can sense the strong character of our community and understand the many reasons we are proud to call Orangeburg County home.