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ABOUT TRI-COUNTY    miles has the Edisto River running

             Orangeburg County

              Orangeburg County’s 1,106 square

           through the western part of the county,
           beautiful Lake Marion along its eastern
           border, and a population of about
           87,000 people.
              Residents and visitors enjoy sailing,

                                              of America, Allied Air Enterprises, and
                                                                                  rural development.
           boating, and fishing on Lake Marion, as
                                                                                    Berkeley County provides a balance

                                              Federal-Mogul. The Orangeburg County
           well as canoeing and kayaking on the   Zeus Industrial Products, Koyo Corp.   of quality land, suburban and
           easy flowing waters of the Edisto River.   Development Commission works closely   of work and play. Visitors and residents
           Santee State Park attracts visitors with   with the County of Orangeburg and City   take pleasure in unwinding at Lake
                                              of Orangeburg to attract new businesses
                                                                                 Moultrie, Lake Marion, hunting on
           its lakefront camping, nature center,   and industries to what is referred to as   210,000 acres of Wildlife Management
           biking and hiking trails, and cabins, while   the Global Logistics Triangle.  Areas, and watching for everything from
           Indian Bluff Park is open to the public      Towns in eastern Orangeburg County   the bald eagle nesting to the blue heron
           year-round for picnics and relaxation.   include Bowman, Elloree, Eutawville,   strolling in the swampy rice fields.
           The county has two YMCA facilities, one   Holly Hill, Santee, and Vance. The Town      The Cooper River Corridor within
           in Santee and one in Orangeburg, and   of Branchville, in the western portion of   Berkeley County has emerged as a
           is fortunate to have 14 historic sites that   Orangeburg County, has the Branchville   principal industrial location for the entire
           are part of the South Carolina National   Railroad Shrine and Museum, the oldest   Charleston metropolitan area. Some of
           Heritage Corridor.                 railroad junction in the world.    Berkeley County’s corporate citizens
              Filled by fertile soil and gentle                                  include Amoco, Bayer, Nucor, Quoizel,
           rolling hills, Orangeburg County is one                               and Google. Agriculture, forestry, and
           of the largest agricultural producing   Berkeley County               eco-tourism also play major roles in the
           counties in South Carolina. Yet, with such                            county’s economy.
           a strategic location halfway between      Berkeley County, adjacent to      Sections of Berkeley County relevant
           Columbia, S.C., and Charleston, S.C.,   Charleston, S.C., is the third largest   to the Tri-County Region include the
           Orangeburg County offers businesses   county in the state. With a population   unincorporated areas of Cross and
           easy access to the state’s political hub   of more than 221,000, Berkeley County   Nelson Hill, while nearby Moncks Corner
           and commercial centers.            has experienced enormous growth    serves as the county seat.
              Among the businesses that have   and change in the last 45 years.
           chosen Orangeburg County are Holcim   Today the county is a mixed landscape   Population facts from U.S. Census
           (US), Inc. cement company, Husqvarna,   of approximately 1,100 square miles   Bureau, 2018

                                                                     Lake Marion - Indian Bluff Park

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