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Orangeburg County, South Carolina
An Oasis of Recreation
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The town itself is a good place for friendly hospitality, recreation, antique shopping and dining. Santee began where the I-95 and 301-15 intersect. It has grown and now has three golf courses and a newly built Town Hall. The "town square", built on land donated by residents) will include an arts center and band stand. Like most of the South Carolina area towns, Santee is rich in history. Fort Watson, originally an Indian mound, is nearby. It is a pre-historic ceremonial center of culture and burial site. It is the largest such mound discovered on the Atlantic coastal plain. Later, it was the site of a Revolutionary War batter, when the British fort fell into American hands.
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Santee Wildlife Refuge
Route 2, Box 370
Summerton, South Carolina 29148
This refuge was founded in 1942 and covers over 15,000 acres. Protection is provided for many endangered animals as well as being home to a large variety of trees, shrubs ponds and more. There are hiking trails and a visitor's center.
Santee Cooper State Park
Santee State Park off SC 6, 3 miles northwest of Santee and I-95
251 State Park Road
Santee, SC 29142
Phone: (803) 854-2408
Fax: (803) 854-4834
A 2,496-acre park with many facilities including cabins and camping areas. Known for its catfish, largemouth and striped bass fishing, the park hosts several fishing tournaments throughout the year.
An online information center for South Carolina show points on the map for golfing and other recreation in the area.
The population of Santee was:
1990 - 638
2002 - 730 (estimate)