Located 30 miles west of Augusta along the I-20 corridor, McDuffie County is home to the antebellum charm of Thomson and the rolling fields of Dearing. McDuffie offers something for everyone with many options for dining, shopping, recreation and employment.
At least two dozen festivals and events fill the annual event calendar. Nestled on 40,000 acres, the Belle Meade Hunt is one of North America's premier fox hunting venues. The opening Hunt is held on the first Saturday in November and attracts fox hunt enthusiasts and those who enjoy riding on a Tally-ho wagon! Thomson celebrates its association with one of America's most influential musicians, Bluesman Blind Willie McTell, at the annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival.
For the angler, the McDuffie Public Fishing Area is located in Dearing and features 7 ponds with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and catfish. Golfers can enjoy 18 holes at Belle Meade Country Club with a golf course, fine dining, fully stocked golf shop, plus pool and tennis facilities. Strom Thurmond Lake (Clarks Hill Lake) is one of the 10 most-visited lakes in the nation. Nearby recreation areas of Amity and Big Hart feature camping, picnic areas, swimming, and boat ramps.
McDuffie County is an excellent place to call home with award-winning schools to include four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one alternative school. Honors include two Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and two Title I Distinguished Schools.
Opportunities for work abound in this thriving community. The largest employers are McDuffie County Schools, Shaw Industries, Advance Auto Parts/Distribution, Wal-Mart, H.P. Pelzer, University Hospital McDuffie, Thomson Plastics and McCorkle Nurseries.
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