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County of Aiken

The fourth largest county in the state in area, Aiken County has gently sloping farmland. Approximately 21% of the land is in farms and about 10% owned by the federal government. The largest incorporated towns in order of size are Aiken, North Augusta, New Ellenton, Jackson and Wagener.

Created March 10, 1871
Form of Government Council-County Administrator
Area 1,073 square miles (1996)
Population 142,552 (2000 est.)
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City of Aiken

"Once called the 'Sports Center of the South,' Aiken, South Carolina is...a city of spacious parks, distinctive architecture...[where] the old is harmoniously blended with the new." [Excerpt from "An Elegant Past" on the Aiken City official website]

Incorporated December 19, 1835
Form of Government Council-Manager
Area 16.20 square miles
Population 25,000 (2002)
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