Our South Carolina Community: Orangeburg, SC

Orangeburg County, South Carolina nestles between the Palmetto state’s bustling capital city, Columbia, and the Port of Charleston. Breathtaking scenery comprises this 1,128-square-mile region, where the Census Bureau estimated a population of 90,336 citizens in 2008. Orangeburg County features a mild climate and a panorama of forests, lakes, and rivers ideal for outdoor recreation. Residents and visitors to the area enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, and hunting.

Orangeburg County includes several diverse communities, the largest of which is the City of Orangeburg. Orangeburg, population 13,224, is the seat and center of commerce for Orangeburg County. Orangeburg is home to Edisto Memorial Gardens and annual events such as the Festival of Roses that contribute to the city’s nickname — “The Garden City.” This unassuming community is also home to the Edisto River, the Hillcrest Golf Course, and the many events and facilities of the Parks and Recreation Department. In 2005, the National Civic League honored Orangeburg with the prestigious All-America City Award.

Located in the lush SC midlands, Orangeburg County boasts a strong agricultural core, where the primary crops include corn, cotton, soybeans, turf grass and watermelons. Healthcare also plays an important role in the local economy, where the Regional Medical Center, Family Health Centers, Inc., and numerous doctors’ offices and clinics serve the medical needs of Orangeburg County residents.

Those seeking education for their children at the primary and secondary levels have access to nearly 30 public schools spread throughout three school districts. There are also nine private schools from which to choose. Orangeburg County’s higher learning facilities include Claflin University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, South Carolina State University, and Southern Methodist College.

South Carolina’s complex judicial system includes a wide range of appellate and trial courts. The Circuit Courts hear all civil matters, including personal injury claims; the Family Courts hear all domestic and juvenile cases, and the Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court handle appeals from these two courts. The Probate Court hears mental health matters and estate cases, while the Municipal Court and Magistrate Court handle credit and collections cases, as well as preliminary hearings, misdemeanors, small claim, and traffic violations. South Carolina has a robust Attorney General’s Office, which heads up the prosecutorial system.

Orangeburg County, South Carolina features a centralized location where the mild year-round climate and stunning natural beauty afford unparalleled access to cultural, historic and recreational opportunities. Whether seeking a vacation destination, or a place to call home, Orangeburg County is the crown jewel of SC’s midland region.

The Louthian Law Firm, P.A. is proud to be a member of the Orangeburg County community. Since 1959, the Louthian Law Firm’s team of personal injury lawyers has helped Orangeburg County accident victims secure fair compensation for their injuries from car accidents, serious and catastrophic personal injury, and medical malpractice.

Louthian Law Firm maintains a focus on helping the injured party and does not represent big banks or insurance companies. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of an accident or injury, please contact Louthian Law Firm immediately at Toll free: (803) 454-1200 for a free consultation of your case.