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  • Historical events in Aiken

    Historical events in Aiken

    The history of Aiken dates to its incorporation on December 19, 1835. It was named for William Aiken, a banker in Charleston. In the late 1800s, Aiken gained fame as a wintering spot for wealthy folkMore >>
  • Notable residents

    Notable residents

    In the late 1800s and the first part of the 1900s, Aiken served as a winter playground for many of the country's wealthiest families such the Vanderbilts, Bostwicks, and the Whitneys.More >>
  • 2007 is Aiken's 125th Consecutive Year of Polo

    2007 is Aiken's 125th Consecutive Year of Polo

    The first record of a polo game in Aiken dates to March 27, 1882, in the Charleston News and Courier. Just six years after the introduction of the sport to the U.S., and four years before the first Westchester Cup matches in Newport, Rhode Island, Aiken had already been dubbed the "Newport of the South." More >>
  • History of the Circles

    History of the Circles

    Many of the parkways running through the heart of Aiken's downtown were originally planted as part of a beautification project with the goal of attracting visitors from the Lowcountry and money from the North, say local historians.More >>
  • A Brief History of Aiken

    A Brief History of Aiken

    Aiken has long been a visitor's paradise, from it's early days as a health resort to it's current distinction as one of the best places in the USA to retire and live. You will find the locals warm, friendly and eager to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.  Most visitors are quick to recommend Aiken as a great place to visit! More >>
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