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Bamberg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 15,987, making it the fourth-least populous county in South Carolina. Its county seat is Bamberg
Bamberg County and its county seat, Bamberg, were named for local resident William Seaborn Bamberg (1820-1858) and other members of the Bamberg family.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Bamberg County and its county seat, Bamberg, were named for local resident William Seaborn Bamberg (1820-1858) and other members of the Bamberg family. The area was a part of Barnwell County until 1897 when the new county was established. Although the area has been primarily agricultural, several towns developed along the route of the South Carolina Railroad in the mid-nineteenth century. In February 1865 Confederate soldiers fought an unsuccessful skirmish against General Sherman's troops at Rivers Bridge, now the site of a state park. The plantation of author William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was in what is now Bamberg County, and artist Jim Harrison is also a native of the county.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,024 km2), of which, 393
square miles (1,019 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) of it (0.56%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: