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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.)
Web Site
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Town of Wagener

"The little town grew when the Southern Railroad ran a line through to Batesburg. Nearly all of the towns that sprang up along the railroad wanted to use the last name of George Wagener, who was a strong supporter of the railroad and the owner of a wholesale house in Charleston. It was through the influence of J. A. Gunter, a prosperous local farmer, that the town received the honor of using this distinguished name." [Excerpt from the Wagener web site.]

Form of Government Council
Area 1.3 square miles (2000)
Population 863 (2000)
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