Lancaster County is a beautiful area of South Carolina that touches the border of North Carolina and is home to roughly 78,000 residents. In northern Lancaster County sits the Indian Land community, which is part of the metropolitan area of south Charlotte. Indian Land is also home to many industrial parks, quickly becoming one of the region’s fastest growing mixed use areas. The city of Lancaster is one of South Carolina’s most historic towns and exhibits an outstanding quality of life. Southern Lancaster County is dominated by the town of Heath Springs and the town of Kershaw. Both have a unique, small town charm and flavor and are surrounded by farms, pine forests, and large expanses of undeveloped property.
The Lancaster County School District is comprised of 9 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 4 high schools. Also home to the University of South Carolina – Lancaster, this county has much to offer in regard to education.
One of the most prominent natural features of Lancaster County is the “40 Acre Rock.” With the many steep climbs and hiking trails, visitors can take a stroll and admire the unique scenery. Andrew Jackson State Park, the only state park in South Carolina dedicated to a U.S. president, features a museum that details the boyhood of the nation’s seventh president, who grew up here in what was then known as the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry. This park offers fishing and two short hiking trails. Also, just miles from Lancaster County are many boat accesses to Lake Wateree – a beautiful lake that offers great scenery for boating and a few big catches for those who enjoy fishing.
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