Calhoun County

A Peaceful Pace of Life

With the state’s only national park, top-of-the-line golf courses, and easy access to the capital city, Calhoun County is the perfect getaway for those looking for a more peaceful pace of life a short drive from the excitement of a big city. A friendly community attracts big business to Calhoun County, representing the convergence of an engaged economy and a small-town environment. Breathtaking views and scenic hikes can be enjoyed across the county by all with trails varying in length and difficulty. Looking for a night out on the town or weekend getaway? Head north into Columbia for unbeatable restaurants and nightlife, or east to Lake Marion for a weekend of fishing, swimming, and boating. With charming downtownsmuseums, attractions, and scenic outdoor access through the Congaree National Park, Calhoun is your launchpad for a laid-back lifestyle with all the advantages of being right outside the city.

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Activities for Everyone

Whether you’re an avid fisher or a history enthusiast, Calhoun County offers unique experiences. Congaree National Park is one of the most biodiverse parks in the nation and is the largest intact expanse of old growth, bottomland hardwood forest in the southeast. Waters from the park support the growth of the state Palmetto tree throughout South Carolina. Birdwatching, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and camping are all popular activities for days spent at the lake. The Calhoun County Museum and Culture Center is the cultural hub of the county and puts on a variety of events each year. Finally, Calhoun Hills is a three-star golf course for seasoned pros or those looking to work on their drive.


Looking for activities for youths and young adults? Check out Calhoun County’s recreation programs.

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Calhoun County Schools

The Calhoun County Public School District operates two K-8 schools and one local high school for the community, as well as two local private schools. For secondary education, the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical School offers two-year associates programs in industries ranging from criminal justice to engineering. And just outside of the county boundary, programs at Midlands Technical College and University of South Carolina are available for those willing to commute.

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