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Location and Climate

Orangeburg’s mild winters and warm summers provide a temperate climate with an average annual temperature of 63.3°. The area’s winter average is 46° and the summer average is 89°. This mild climate provides the opportunity for year-round recreation and virtually no work stoppage due to inclement weather.  Why is Orangeburg County such a wonderful place to live, work, play and raise a family?

Located between Charleston and Columbia, we enjoy quick access to “big city” conveniences while living in an area of unsurpassed natural beauty.  This is a place where it’s easy to get away from it all without ever having to leave home.  From our moss-draped oak trees; abundant golf courses; lakes stocked with bass, bream, catfish and trout; extensive forests, to the numerous cultural opportunities available, it is easy to take a breather from the rat race whenever you choose.  Some residents choose to work in Charleston or Columbia, but Orangeburg is home to more than 100 manufacturers and distributors and has seven industrial parks, so local employment opportunities abound.  Commuting times and traffic are minimal.  The people here exhibit that Southern charm and grace for which our state is famous.  Some folks just never find the need to leave, but if you do want to explore farther afield, Myrtle Beach is only about 2 hours away. Historic Charleston is only about 65 minutes away. Orangeburg is home to its own municipal airport, and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport is less than an hour away.

Orangeburg County

  • Contains 1,105 square miles, the 2nd largest S.C. county by area
  • Ranks 2nd among 46 S.C. counties in number of highway miles
  • Ranks 5th among 46 S.C. counties in number of interstate miles

Distance From Orangeburg to

  • Columbia, SC        42    miles
  • Charleston, SC      70    miles
  • Charlotte, NC       132    miles
  • Augusta, GA         69     miles
  • Atlanta, GA          216    miles

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