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County Overview

Marlboro County sits in the middle of the powerful business sector of the southeastern United States, with impressive infrastructure connecting this rural southern area to global business for pennies on the dollar.

Located on the border of South Carolina and North Carolina, Marlboro County is centrally located within two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, NC and 90 minutes from Myrtle Beach. The county has easy access to I-95, a county owned rail system serving existing industry, and is a half hour from Inland Port Dillon, the region's newest addition which will provide direct rail services to the Port of Charleston.

Marlboro County and the surrounding areas offer a variety of public and private, colleges, academies and universities. Seven colleges and universities are in close proximity to the county. Nearby Florence-Darlington Technical College and Northeastern Technical College, part of the South Carolina Technical College System, works with new and expanding industries to provide a well-trained workforce. The South Carolina Governor's School of Math and Science, one of only 12 residential high schools in the nation dedicated to advanced study in STEM fields, is also within a 30-minute drive.

An energetic workforce with a unionization rate of only 2.6%, pro-business environment, and small-town charm create a community where business and people prosper.



Lake Paul Wallace is a 600-acre lake with separate sections for swimming, fishing, boating and water skiing, along with a waterfowl refuge. The lake is a central destination for county residents, who gather regularly for festivals and other community events.


Marlboro County’s rich history in agriculture continues to this day and is celebrated in more ways than one. McArthur Farms, an agritourism park near Blenheim, is a fun place for families to learn more about that history and have a great time doing it! Annual events include the corn maze and pumpkin smashing at the Fall Harvest Festival, and the Spring Strawberry Festival for delicious, ready to eat treats straight off the vine.


Experience the luxury of the legendary Pinehurst – home to history and championship golf – but at a fraction of the cost of living. Bennettsville, Marlboro’s county seat, is a mere 45 minutes from the famed resort community. You can play a round on one of the many world-class courses, enjoy world-class dining, and be back at home for cocktails.


The town of Blenheim, located in Marlboro County, is known for its famous ginger ale, which is produced locally and known nationally for its distinctly “hot” flavor. The ginger ale began production in the late 1800’s with local mineral waters and dispensed as a tonic for dyspepsia.


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