Aiken, South Carolina is a town across the border from Augusta, Georgia. It’s known for thoroughbred horses and their yearly steeplechase. It has a population of around 30,000 and was incorporated in 1835. The historic town is also home to the Savannah River Plant, a nuclear power facility.
About Caroline Eubanks
Caroline Eubanks is the editor of this website, a Lowell Thomas award-winning travel writer, and the author of This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States. Her stories from the South have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Thrillist, Roads and Kingdoms, and BBC Travel.
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