Cities of Barnwell Co.
City of Barnwell
ost small communities have a town square where shops and government buildings are centered. The City of Barnwell has The Circle and this wonderful community spirals out from there like points of a star. The city is the county seat of Barnwell County with the courthouse and town hall both on The Circle. Originally known as “Red Hill” or “The Village”, Barnwell was incorporated in 1829 and is the largest community of the county encompassing 7.8 square miles with approximately 4,600 residents. Barnwell shines with a thriving business community whose shop owners know their customers as friends and neighbors. There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy a variety of menus. There are also places to relax such as a sports complex at Lemon Park, fishing and boating at Lake Edgar Brown, walking trails and sports facilities at Fuller Park, a gorgeous garden spot at Collins Park and a local Family YMCA. For the arts-minded, the city is home to the Barnwell County Museum and The Circle Theatre. A modern library is situated on The Circle offering both print and digital resources, a community meeting room, and special events for children and adults. There are four public schools in Barnwell 45, all within the city limits – Barnwell High, Guinyard-Butler Middle School, Barnwell Elementary and Barnwell Primary. The center of Barnwell is only minutes away from a local airport and a public/private golf course. It is also within an hour’s drive of larger cities such as Columbia and Aiken. But most of all, Barnwell has wonderful, caring residents who participate in local events, support fundraisers, and invest in their community while welcoming newcomers to discover what Barnwell residents already know - it is a place to call home.
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Karrie Bolen, 11, Addie Bolen, 4, and Sadie Beyer, 5, have their picture taken with Santa at the city’s Breakfast with Santa event in Dec. 2016.
Who’s in charge Mayor: Edward Lemon
Administrator John Zawacki
City Hall: 130 Main Street (803) 259-3266
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