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ERIC Number: ED170077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
[A Profile of Kershaw County, South Carolina].
Lilley, Stephen C.; McLean, Edward L.
Careful long-range planning and slow, deliberate growth have benefitted Kershaw County's 500,000 pleasantly varied acres near the state capitol. The county, famous for its equestrian activity, boasts prestige stables, riding clubs, and trails. In addition there are lakes and numerous parks. Leaders want to maintain this aesthetic appeal while promoting small, diverse industry. In addition to some major industry, many small industries are now established in the county and provide more job opportunities, thus stemming earlier outmigration. Manufacturing, government employment, wholesale/retail trade, farming, and forestry form the economic base and provide better than state average wages to the growing population. Camden, county seat and only urban area, has one-fourth of the county population and is growing faster than the rural areas. Seven leaders are positive about Kershaw's future. They see it as a desirable place to live and cite recent improvements in health care, shopping facilities, and the water system which attest to the progressive yet stable environment. In particular, they note the successful zoning and land use plan adapted in 1969 to control for population density, proper drainage, adequate highway access, and public utility use. Three zoning categories exist: agricultural/residential, commercial, and industrial. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Planning, Community Services, Demography, Economic Development, Geography, Horseback Riding, Industrialization, Land Use, Local Government, Local History, Local Legislation, Migration Patterns, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Nonfarm Residents, Topography, Urban Areas, Zoning
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson.; Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.
Identifiers: South Carolina (Kershaw County); United States (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (76th, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 4-7, 1979); Publication contributes to the USDA Cooperative State Research Service Southern Regional Project S-120, "Social Organization for Development of Low-Income Rural Counties"