Introduction to Cayce, South Carolina
Cayce, South Carolina, in Lexington county, is 3 miles SW of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center) and 88 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is located in the Columbia metropolitan area and has a population of 12,150.
Europeans settled in the 1700s when the area was part of the town of Granby. Several Revolutionary War skirmishes were fought in the region now known as Cayce. The community, which was named after John Cayce, a local businessman, was officially incorporated in 1914. Located strategically across the Congaree River, the city’s economy and development have benefited greatly from this river.
Cayce and Nearby Attractions
- Cayce Historical Museum
- Green-Meldrim House
- Dreher Island State Recreation Area
- Sesquicentennial State Park
- Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
- Edventure Children's Museum
Things To Do In Cayce
Cayce Historical Museum showcases interesting exhibits about the local history and culture. Among the notable historical sites near Cayce are the Governor's Mansion, Green-Meldrim House, State Capitol, Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, and Mann-Simon Cottage. There are several parks around the city offering provisions for recreation. Some of the notable ones include Aiken State Park, Congaree National Park, and Sesquicentennial State Park. Dreher Island State Recreation Area has camping grounds, play areas, picnic spots, and facilities for boating, fishing, and hiking.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport is nearby.
Cayce Higher Education
Colleges near Cayce include University of South Carolina at Columbia, Midlands Technical College, and Benedict College.