Introduction to Aiken, South Carolina
Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken county, is 16 miles E of Augusta, Georgia (center to center) and 125 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Augusta - Aiken metropolitan area.
The history of Aiken dates back to its incorporation on December 19, 1835. The city was named in honor of William Aiken, a wealthy banker in Charleston. The city faced many damages due to the World War but it recovered quickly. In 1870, it began attracting wealthy Northerners. The first train arrived in the city on October 2, 1883.
Aiken and nearby Attractions
- St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
- Aiken Tennis Club
- Hopeland Gardens
- Virginia Acres Park
- Aiken County Historical Museum
- Palmetto Golf Club
Things To Do In Aiken
Aiken is dotted with beautiful parkways and shaded streets for visitors to explore. Tourists can visit the city's various historical mansions or enjoy the folklore. There are several restaurants and cafes in the city where tourists can enjoy a lip smacking traditional treat.
To get to Aiken by air, you can take a flight from Augusta Regional At Bush Field Airport.
Aiken Higher Education
Higher education in Aiken is provided at the University of South Carolina at Aiken and Aiken Technical College.