Hampton County

Hampton County, South Carolina

201 Jackson Ave W
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-7561
Fax: (803) 943-7502

On the southwestern border of SC, west of Charleston; organized Feb 18, 1875 from Old Beaufort County. Name Origin: For Gen. Wade Hampton (1818-1902), SC governor (1876-79), U.S. senator (1858-62; 1878-91), and U.S. railroad commissioner

Area (sq mi):: 562.63 (land 559.78; water 2.85) Population per square mile: 38.10
Population 2005: 21,329 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 21,386 (White 41.30%; Black or African American 55.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,129; median household $28,771; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,548-$19,855
Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 33.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Solar project developer Southern Current is investing $14 million in a new 10-megawatt facility in Hampton County.
Plaintiffs Richard Lightsey, LeBrian Cleckley, and Phillip Cooper have reached an agreement with Scana (SCG) and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to settle a lawsuit filed in the state Court of Common Pleas in Hampton County on behalf of themselves and current and former SCE&G electric customers.
Hampton County Circuit Court Judge Perry Buckner disagreed, finding that the bankruptcy order's plan didn't "release and enjoin claims against a Vendor for its own independent negligence."
And he was startled when he saw the signature at the bottom:"George M Horton, of colour, Born in North Hampton county North Carolina, 60 years old." "It was really a surreal moment," he recalled."I thought, 'Wow, what is this?'" Casual readers of the essay may find themselves wondering the same thing.
The chief prosecuting agency for , Beaufort, , Hampton and Jasper counties in South Carolina released a video Thursday that shows a police officer being shot at point blank range during a standoff in , a town in Hampton County. 
Hampton, SC, March 16, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Sea Islands Region of Young Democrats of South Carolina is proud to announce that John Polk has been been selected as the Hampton County Representative at Young Democrats of South Carolina.
Morrison Tuten, and a number of dedicated citizens embarked on a 20-year dream to secure a hospital for the citizens of Hampton County. Using the 1946 Hill Burton Act Financing and Design Book Criteria, that dream was realized in 1950: Hampton: General Hospital was dedicated by the then-governor of South Carolina, Strom Thurmond, at a total construction cost of $283,000.
On the strength of its 12 1/2-foot diameter, a new 590-point champion water tupelo in Hampton County, Virginia beat out the old champ by 74 points and moved its species from 30th to 19th place in the Register.
Verizon Wireless, a provider of wireless voice and data network and a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) (LSE:VOD), announced on Thursday (20 March) that the company has activated a new cell site in Hampton county, Massachusetts, USA.
In all, the report lists nine "hellholes," which also include: Hampton County, South Carolina where 67% of cases in 2002 were filed by residents from other counties or states; Los Angeles for the lawsuits that continue to abuse California's Unfair Competition Law; and the entire state of West Virginia for its prevalence of large medical monitoring suit awards.
Most of the money for the operation of the program comes from Lehigh County and North Hampton County Department of Services for Children and Youth.
ATRA said another three jurisdictions get "dishonorable mentions": Hampton County, SC; the northern panhandle of West Virginia; and appellate courts in New Mexico.