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South Carolina’s Orangeburg is the seat of Orangeburg County. County. In 1704, George Sterling erected a fur trading post in what is now Orangeburg and began trading with the local Indians, and in 1730, the General Assembly of the Province of South Carolina created the area as a township and named it in honor of William IV, the Prince of Orange. He was the son-in-law of King George II. Five years later, a colony of 200 German, Swiss, and Dutch immigrants settled on the banks of the North Edisto River where there was fertile soil. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Orangeburg was a major place of activities.

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