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Five charming small towns in South Carolina that are considered a must-visit

Joe Mertens

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Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from the Planet Ware website and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes.

If you're planning on visiting South Carolina or if you're looking for nice places to live, you might want to consider the following small towns.

The Planet Ware website has a list of the best small towns in the state. Here's what some of them are.

1. Hartsville, SC. This charming town has a population of around 7,500.

Their website says, "Located in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region, Hartsville is home to major industries, charming neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, plenty of places to eat and cultural opportunities to enjoy, as well as Coker University and the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Math."

"We are Hartsville, the home of visionary leaders in industry, education, and the arts. We are an exceptional Southern community working together towards a bright future," their website goes on to say.

2. York, SC. The population here is roughly 8,000 people.

"Much of the town center remains traditionally authentic. With over 180 properties represented in the historic district, visitors won't be criticized for thinking they've stepped back in time," the Planet Ware website says.

Their website goes on to say, "The surrounding area is full of museums and sites providing a cultural connection to days gone by."

3. Edisto Island, SC. This beautiful beach town has a population of approximately 2,000.

"Located in one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, Edisto Island is the quintessential laid-back beach town. With a population of just over 2000, this is the place where nature and beach lovers can come to relax and soak up the sun without the crowds," the Planet Ware website says.

From camping, golfing, biking, surfing, and more, there are plenty of things to see and do here.

4. Clemson, SC. The population in this town is close to 17,000.

"Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Clemson area and surrounding Pickens County offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the great outdoors and reconnect with Appalachian heritage," their website says.

Their website goes on to say, "Near the mountains and located along the shores of Lake Hartwell, Clemson offers an idealistic combination of mountain, lake, and urban lifestyles. Home to Clemson University, locals bleed purple and orange, and game nights are something to behold as the whole town shows its support."

5. Beaufort, SC. The population here is about 13,500 people.

"Tucked into winding, historic streets framed by natural foliage and centuries-old, moss-draped live oak trees, Beaufort is more than a hidden Lowcountry gem—it's a transformative destination that has charmed visitors since 1512. Breathe in the salt air. Breathe out, transformed," their website says.

Their website goes on to say, "Whether you find yourself in town on business, on a family vacation, or a romantic getaway, be sure to include some of our local attractions in your itinerary!"

Those are five small towns that are considered a must-visit in the state of South Carolina.

What do you think about this? Have you been to any of these places? What are your favorite small towns in South Carolina? Comment below and let me know!

You can click the following link to go to the Planet Ware website: https://www.planetware.com/south-carolina/top-rated-small-towns-in-south-carolina-us-sc-47.htm

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