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Cayce Serves as a Showcase for the Congaree River

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Take a daycation and explore the city of Cayce, located in the center of the Palmetto State and nestled along the banks of the Congaree River. It’s just a few minutes away from the state capital and has a locally distinguished namesake that represents the city's communal values. When the town filed for inclusion in 1914, the name Cayce was chosen to honor its citizen “Uncle Billy” Cayce, owner of a local convenience store.

The city of Cayce is one of the state's earliest European settlements and is a successor of the colonial trading village of Granby. Known as Cayce Crossing in the 19th century, Cayce quickly became a popular hub for railroads, which contributed to the area's modernization.

When the Columbia Metropolitan Airport was built, it helped boost the city’s growth due to the expanded need for transportation and travel. The Cayce Historical Museum was created by devoted locals and citizens in the late 1980s and has been an essential spot to share the area's agricultural, social and cultural heritage.

Today, the “City by the River” is known for its beautiful Riverwalk, which provides residents and guests with a place to walk, jog and observe nature. Visit the 12,000 Year History Park to learn about the soldiers who fought in the Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek, take a walk on the Three Rivers Greenway, make a quick escape from urban life on the Timmerman Trail, and enjoy the diverse culinary offerings in the town's many tasty eateries.

Allison Vile
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.