Hampton County, located in the South Carolina Lowcountry, is a successful blend of its historic past and progressive future. The area is conveniently located within driving distance of Charleston, Columbia, Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia. Hampton County also offers easy access to the excitement of the Atlantic Ocean and Carolina Sea Islands.
Hampton County has a rich heritage dating back to the Native American Indians, Revolutionary War and Civil War that is documented at historical sites and in displays at county and town museums.
Hampton County well known for its hunting, fishing and beautiful outdoors is a sportsman’s paradise. The principal species are white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bob-white quail and mourning doves. Fishing varieties include large mouth bass, catfish, striped bass and bream.
Hampton County is home to the oldest continuing festival in South Carolina each June with the Hampton County Watermelon Festival. This week long event was first held in 1939 to celebrate the county’s famous watermelons.
Hampton County invites you to visit, meet the friendly people who make this home and discover what makes our county a special place where history, natural beauty and southern charm meet.