South Carolina Counties

South Carolina, state of the United States of America. There are 46 county in South Carolina. You can find the list of these counties and detailed information from the links below.

Greenville County
Greenville County

Greenville County, population 532,486

Richland County
Richland County

Richland County, population 419,051

Charleston County
Charleston County

Charleston County, population 417,981

South Carolina is divided into 46 counties. Here is an overview of the counties in the state:

Coastal Counties

The coastal counties of South Carolina border the Atlantic Ocean. Major coastal counties include:

  • Charleston County - This county is home to the city of Charleston, a major cultural center and port city. Key attractions include Historic Charleston, Magnolia Plantation, and beaches like Isle of Palms.
  • Beaufort County - This Lowcountry county is known for its seaside charm and golf courses. Hilton Head Island is a popular beach destination located here.
  • Horry County - Myrtle Beach, a major tourist hub with beaches and amusement parks, is located in this county along the Grand Strand. Other destinations include Broadway at the Beach.
  • Georgetown County - Located on Winyah Bay, this county contains historic port cities like Georgetown. Popular coastal islands include Pawleys Island.

Inland Counties

Heading inland from the coast, some of South Carolina's largest cities can be found:

  • Greenville County - Greenville is the largest city in the state and located in this upstate county. Attractions include the Greenville Zoo and Falls Park on the Reedy.
  • Richland County - The capital city of Columbia is situated along the Congaree River in this central county. Points of interest include the University of South Carolina and Riverbanks Zoo.
  • Spartanburg County - Home to Spartanburg, this Upstate county contains landmarks like Walnut Grove Plantation and Cowpens National Battlefield.
  • Anderson County - Anderson is the county seat, located in a prime spot between Greenville and Clemson. Outdoor recreation abounds at Lake Hartwell.

Rural Counties

South Carolina has many rural agricultural counties located inland from the population centers:

  • Lexington County - Named for the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington, this county is a suburb of Columbia.
  • Lancaster County - Part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, this county has historic small towns like Lancaster.
  • Aiken County - Aiken is dubbed "The Horse Capital of the World" for its equestrian history.
  • Florence County - Florence is an agricultural hub set among farmlands. The county is also home to Francis Marion University.

South Carolina's counties encompass diverse landscapes from the Atlantic coastline to forested inland areas. The different regions contribute to the state's rich history and culture.

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County Name Population Cities
Abbeville County 24,404 Abbeville County cities
Aiken County 172,895 Aiken County cities
Allendale County 8,331 Allendale County cities
Anderson County 204,353 Anderson County cities
Bamberg County 13,906 Bamberg County cities
Barnwell County 20,805 Barnwell County cities
Beaufort County 195,656 Beaufort County cities
Berkeley County 235,987 Berkeley County cities
Calhoun County 14,554 Calhoun County cities
Charleston County 417,981 Charleston County cities
Cherokee County 57,316 Cherokee County cities
Chester County 32,232 Chester County cities
Chesterfield County 45,606 Chesterfield County cities
Clarendon County 33,415 Clarendon County cities
Colleton County 37,481 Colleton County cities
Darlington County 66,509 Darlington County cities
Dillon County 30,367 Dillon County cities
Dorchester County 165,737 Dorchester County cities
Edgefield County 27,120 Edgefield County cities
Fairfield County 22,059 Fairfield County cities
Florence County 137,588 Florence County cities
Georgetown County 63,353 Georgetown County cities
Greenville County 532,486 Greenville County cities
Greenwood County 71,074 Greenwood County cities
Hampton County 18,053 Hampton County cities
Horry County 365,449 Horry County cities
Jasper County 31,588 Jasper County cities
Kershaw County 67,472 Kershaw County cities
Lancaster County 100,926 Lancaster County cities
Laurens County 67,883 Laurens County cities
Lee County 16,701 Lee County cities
Lexington County 303,946 Lexington County cities
Marion County 30,158 Marion County cities
Marlboro County 25,581 Marlboro County cities
McCormick County 9,430 McCormick County cities
Newberry County 38,445 Newberry County cities
Oconee County 80,015 Oconee County cities
Orangeburg County 85,343 Orangeburg County cities
Pickens County 127,983 Pickens County cities
Richland County 419,051 Richland County cities
Saluda County 20,315 Saluda County cities
Spartanburg County 326,205 Spartanburg County cities
Sumter County 106,360 Sumter County cities
Union County 26,991 Union County cities
Williamsburg County 29,825 Williamsburg County cities
York County 289,105 York County cities

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