Marlboro County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,933. The county seat is Bennettsville. Marlboro County comprises the Bennettsville, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The county was settled by a number of Scots-Irish immigrants who had moved south from Pennsylvania in search of land and opportunity. These settlers established small farms throughout the area, which they worked by hand with the help of enslaved African Americans.
The Civil War had a significant impact on Marlboro County and its residents. A number of battles were fought in the area, including the Battle of Aiken and the Battle of Wyse Fork. In addition, many residents served in various capacities in support of the Confederate States Army during the war effort.
Following the war, Marlboro County entered a period of economic decline as its agricultural economy struggled to recover from wartime damage and loss . This decline continued into the early 20th century , when cotton became increasingly unprofitable due to overproduction and falling prices . The boll weevil infestation also contributed to this economic decline .
In recent years , however , there has been some revitalization in Marlboro County as people have begun to invest in its potential . There are now several innovative real estate investing opportunities available in various cities throughout Marlboro County .
One such opportunity is located in downtown Bennettsville , where a number of historic buildings have been renovated into mixed-use commercial and residential spaces . This investment has helped to breathe new life into downtown Bennettsville , which had been struggling economically for many years .
Another opportunity can be found just outside city limits in what is known as “The Corridor” – an area along Highway 401 that is home to several industrial parks and warehouses . These properties are being repurposed into modern office spaces and retail centers , which are attracting new businesses to the area .
There are also several new residential developments springing up around The Corridor , providing housing options for those who work there .
These are just a few examples of how investors are capitalizing on Marlboro County’s potential and helping to revitalize its economy . With more investment sure to come in the future , there will be even more opportunities for growth and development throughout this historic county