Railroad Cut in Aiken

Aiken is located along the route of the first long distance steam railroad in America. In 1833, the “Best Friend” made the 136 mile trip from Charleston to Hamburg, a thriving river port and trading center on the Savannah River near Augusta. In the beginning the train had to be…

Coker Spring

Coker Spring was the water source for early settlers in the Aiken area. It was a stagecoach stop on route from Abbeville to Charleston, SC. It was deeded to the city of Aiken in 1844 by WM. Peronneau Finley. It was restored by many friends in 1972.

Old Post Office

Downtown Aiken is a great place to visit whether for dining, shopping, or just walking around to enjoy the scenery like the Victorian fountain at the corner of Laurens and Park Avenue seen here with the Old Post Office in the background.
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