Lugoff & Elgin
On US Highway 1 between Pontiac and Northeast Columbia, the Town of Elgin is made up of around 1000 people. A mostly rural area, Elgin has surrounding areas that utilize the town systems, bringing the population to around 25,000 people. Boasting on their “home town feel” you will find that Elgin welcomes everyone and helps you feel as if you are at home. Activities, such as the annual “Catfish Stomp” bring the town together as well as invite visitors to spend the day.
Don’t be confused by the name “Blaney” being on some of the establishments! The town was founded as Blaney, but in the 1960’s with the arrival of Elgin Watch Company, the citizens voted to change the name to Elgin. You will see the Blaney Baptist Church, Blaney Elementary and even the Blaney Fire Department… reminders of the history of this small, quaint town.
Just four miles west of Camden, SC is Lugoff. Part of Kershaw County, Lugoff is the home of the Invista Plant, formerly DuPont. Named for Count Lugoff, a Russian engineer who helped build the Seaboard Railway, Lugoff remains one of the many stations for the Seaboard Railway. Many homes enjoy views and the recreation of Lake Wateree in Lugoff.