Anyone who has seen, heard, or read Walter Edgar recognizes his distinctive style, redolent of seersucker suits and his signature bowties and a southern accent that is hard to place but pleasing to the ear. Read the Entry »

Edgefield continued to be the district’s focus of political activity during Reconstruction. Rallies were held in the courthouse square, as were information sessions for freedmen. Read the Entry »

The newspaper retained its forthright style throughout the twentieth century. William Walton Mims assumed control of the newspaper in 1937, and the staunchly conservative newspaper was not afraid to take unpopular stands on local issues. Read the Entry »

Agriculture dominated Edgefield’s economy throughout its history. Early settlers grew grains and raised impressive numbers of cattle and hogs. Staple crops, particularly tobacco, grew in significance by the 1790s. Read the Entry »

The term “Edgefield pottery” is used to identify alkaline-glazed stoneware first produced in Edgefield District in the 1810s. Read the Entry »

At the time of English colonization, the Edisto Indians were a tribe living between the Savannah and Edisto Rivers. Read the Entry »

Edisto Island derives its name from the Edisto Indians, the island’s initial inhabitants (an Indian mound built by the Edistos survives at Edisto Beach State Park). Read the Entry »

The gardens have expanded over the years, growing to include diverse plantings and natural areas covering more than 150 acres. Read the Entry »

The Edisto River flows through sparsely populated and generally undeveloped forest and cypress-tupelo swamps, and has been nationally recognized for its scenic beauty and ecological value. Read the Entry »

For much of the state’s history, education was left principally to families. Nonetheless, while historically the state’s support of schooling has been hesitant, sporadic, and limited, the last two decades of the twentieth century witnessed growing attention to schools. Read the Entry »