Hampton County School Districts 1 and 2 were consolidated July 1, 2021 as Hampton County School District serving all of Hampton County. Patrick Henry Academy is an independent, privately owned school located between Hampton and Estill.
The University of South Carolina has campuses within driving distance of Hampton County. USC-Salkehatchie has campuses located in Allendale and Walterboro. USC-Beaufort has campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) is one of sixteen comprehensive two-year colleges in South Carolina with campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and the Mungin Center in Varnville.
At the center of the medical services in Hampton County is Hampton Regional Medical Center. The hospital provides extensive diagnostic capabilities using state of the art technology, a surgical department, a full service laboratory, physical therapy and 24 hour emergency department. The county has a number of physicians and specialists as well as dental, chiropractic and optometric services.
The scenic and natural beauty of Hampton County can be enjoyed at Lake Warren State Park, Webb Wildlife Center, its forestland and many rivers, swamps and creeks. Lake Warren State Park, a 420 acre park with a 200 acre lake, offers fishing, boat rentals, boat ramp, fishing pier, playground with picnic shelters, nature trails, a bird refuge and a community building. Webb Wildlife Center, a 5866 acre site, borders the historic Savannah River and provides excellent viewing of deer, turkeys, many types of birds, nature trails and ponds for fishing. Special hunt dates are available during the year.
Hampton County is famous to many sportsmen for its exceptional hunting and excellent pond, creek and river fishing. South Carolina has a four and a half month deer season and Hampton County has one of the largest white tail deer population in the country. Daily and weekly fee hunting at overnight lodges and accommodations at large plantation hunting clubs is available. Wildlife abounds with ducks, wild turkeys, doves, quail and wild hogs being popular game. The Savannah River, Coosawhatchie River, Salkehatchie River and Combahee River offer fishing, boating and skiing. Salt and freshwater sports can be enjoyed nearby.
Nearby within easy driving distance are other unique opportunities. Broxton Bridge Plantation offers a variety of hunting opportunities, full range of sport shooting, historic tours of on-site civil war battlegrounds and a campground for trail ride enthusiasts. Horse camping on Lakeview Plantation offers the most enjoyable year-round scenario in the region for leisurely trail riding in South Carolina on more than 60 miles of trails. The extensive ACE Basin includes thousands of acres of public lands and a variety of activities, including hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching, hiking, bicycling and all types of nature study. Edisto River Basin located in South Carolina is the world’s longest free-flowing “blackwater” stream encompassing twelve counties. The peaceful rate of flow makes it ideal for paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Recreation facilities in the county include parks with picnic facilities and playgrounds, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and basketball courts. Hampton and Varnville sponsor a recreation program with organized competition for youth in baseball, softball, football and soccer.
The Hampton County Recreation Department offers a wide selection of activities for all ages. The Hampton County Arts Council hosts a variety of cultural events, plays and musicals at the Palmetto Theatre and T. G. Stanley Performing Arts Building.
The heart of any successful industrial recruitment campaign is having competitive shovel ready sites and the right location. Hampton County has both. Located just off of I-95 between Charleston and Savannah, the county offers prime locations and three industrial parks. The Lowcountry Regional Industrial Park offers more than 400 acres, while the Southern Carolina Industrial Campus boasts over 1,400 acres of available property with on-site rail. Hampton County South Carolina is a place to build your future.
Hampton County’s businesses and industries are an important part of its economy. The county hosts a diversity of industry and supports a variety of retail stores and family owned businesses. In addition to a focus on recruiting new industries to our area, Hampton County has a proven commitment to supporting those who are already part of our local economy.
Dominion Energy and Palmetto Electric Cooperative each provide commercial and residential electric power. Natural gas is provided by Dominion Energy. High speed internet, telephone and television services are provided by several servers.
Hampton County is served by Interstate 95, US Highways 278, 60l, 321 and SC Highways 63, 68 and 363. Commercial airline service is available at airports located in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina plus Savannah and Augusta, Georgia. Passenger service is provided by Amtrak with a station located in Yemassee. The Hampton County Airport has an asphalt base and is 3580’ long and 60’ wide. It is currently staffed Monday thru Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5. The airport has self-service 100LL and Jet A Fuel available at very competitive pricing. There are 20 T-Type Hangars and 2 Box Corporate Hangars available for rent.