Live, Play and Grow

Your Guide to Life in Fairfield County

Arts & Culture

From popular annual festivals, to art galleries, national historic sites, and museums, Fairfield’s culture provides fun, entertainment, and learning opportunities for all ages.

Outdoor Fun

Whether you’re drawn to the recreation found in nature, or the excitement of sports and large scale entertainment, you’re mere moments away from the action.


No matter where you are in Fairfield County, you’re never far from quality healthcare.


With a healthy public school district and close proximity to nine colleges and universities, education and job skills training are right in your front yard.

Deep & Rich History

From the longest continuously running clock in America, to more than 100 historical buildings, churches, and homes that predate the Revolutionary War, Fairfield County boasts a deep and rich history officially established back in 1785. Scattered throughout the picturesque county are monuments and memories that speak of the unique traditions and culture of the area. Explore the history-laden towns of Winnsboro and Ridgeway, or take a walk along the banks of Broad River or Lake Wateree, where you might still find arrowheads and pieces of Indian-made pottery from when this area was hunting ground for Indian tribes.

*Image credit: Fairfield Railroad Museum

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Regions of Fairfield

Proudly known among its residents, Fairfield County has four distinct regions: Wateree, Winnsboro, Monticello, and the Upper. These regions each offer a unique piece that contributes to who we are as a whole. Fairfield County is a place where folks can live, settle down, enjoy the unmatched quality of life, play, take advantage of all the area attractions, and grow their businesses. We’d love for you to come - and stay awhile! We’ll gladly welcome you with a smile.

South Carolina map with Fairfield County in bold