Place:Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina, United States


Alt namesPlunkettsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45000100
Coordinates33.549°N 81.721°W
Located inAiken, South Carolina, United States
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Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. The town is the county seat of Aiken County, South Carolina, United States, which was formed in 1871 from parts of Orangeburg, Lexington, Edgefield, and Barnwell counties. With Augusta, Georgia, it is one of the two largest cities of the Central Savannah River Area. It is part of the Augusta-Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. Aiken is home to the University of South Carolina at Aiken. The population was 29,494 at the 2010 census. Aiken was recognized with the All-America City Award in 1997 by the National Civic League.

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