Barnwell is located in Barnwell County, of which it is the county seat. The town is situated southwest of Columbia between Williston and Allendale along Highway 278 near the Salkehatchie River. Barnwell is located east of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Plant.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 5,298, an increase of 43 since 1990.
Barnwell County offers the best of urban and rural living. With thousands of acres preserved in its natural state, recreational activities are endless, from fishing and hunting to swimming and boating. Nature lovers can enjoy the unique Pocomoke River and cypress swamp, abundant wildlife, the Smoky Mountains, the beaches, and the famous ponies of Assateague Island. For golfers, there are ten championship courses offering 180 holes.
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Taste of Toccoa Toccoa GA April5 Northeast Georgia's premier dining event, A Taste of Toccoa features sample-sized portions of the most popular dishes from Toccoa's best restaurants and caterers. Garnish with live music, entertainment, shopping, and activities, and you have a fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy.
Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Hazlehurst BBQ Fest Hazlehurst GA May3-4 The competition is sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association.
Seafoodfest on the River Savannah GA May3-5 There is something for everyone as the price points and medium are wonderfully varied. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs!