McCormick County, SC

McCormick County South CarolinaMcCormick County is a county in South Carolina filled with lots of recreational activities to keep you and your family busy. McCormick County is just a 45-minute drive northeast of Augusta, the second-largest city in Georgia. McCormick County is bordered by the Savannah River to the north and west, Strom Thurmond Lake / Clarks Hill Lake to the west, Edgefield County to the southeast, and Greenwood County to the east. Just across Strom Thurmond Lake / Clarks Hill Lake to the west is Columbia County, GA, Augusta-Richmond County, GA, and Lincoln County, GA, so McCormick County is very convenient to the city of Augusta. McCormick County’s county seat is centrally-located McCormick, SC.

McCormick County CourthouseMcCormick County’s population is just over 10,000 people, most residing in the western part of the county bordering Clarks Hill Lake / Strom Thurmond Lake. The median income for households in McCormick County is $31,577. McCormick County is full of activities and things to do, most centering around the easy access to Strom Thurmond Lake / Clarks Hill Lake and the Savannah River.

Strom Thurmond Clarks Hill LakeStrom Thurmond Lake / Clarks Hill Lake plays a big part in the recreation of many people in Augusta. Bordering McCormick County on the northwest all the way down the western part of the county, the lake is known as Clarks Hill Lake by those living on the Georgia side, and it is called Strom Thurmond Lake by those bordering it in South Carolina. Thurmond Lake has many access points in McCormick County, including Modoc Shores, Savannah Lakes Village, Mount Carmel Park, Baker Creek State Park, Hickory Knob State Park, and many private lake subdivisions. McCormick County is home to many large lake subdivisions including Modoc Shores in Modoc, SC, Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick, SC,  The Retreat in McCormick, SC, and many more that take advantage of the proximity of the lake. Lakehouses in McCormick County are in demand and provide a great way to enjoy the benefits privately from your own home.

McCormick County has all of the amenities of living near a metro city but with the privacy and quiet that you can only get in the country. McCormick County is a great place to settle down and build or buy a home, especially if you crave the benefits of lake life.


McCormick County
This website offers a wide variety of information about McCormick County in South Carolina, the Gem of the Freshwater Coast.

Savannah Lakes Village
An established lakefront sporting community in western South Carolina with 2 golf courses, a bowling alley and more. See their blog here.

Thurmond Lake & Dam
Thurmond Lake is one of the southeast’s largest and most popular public recreation lakes.