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Hitchcock Woods

Hitchcock Woods – Aiken, South Carolina


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Hitchcock Woods is approximately 2,100 acres of undeveloped woodlands that are protected by the Hitchcock Foundation for recreational use and enjoyment. These pristine woods are an oasis of natural beauty within the urban area of Aiken. Thomas Hitchcock and William Whitney were the original owners of this land and many of its surrounding acres.

Hitchcock Woods

Larry Gleason of Aiken, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Hitchcock and his daughter donated this portion of their land and created the Hitchcock Foundation in 1939 so that all residents of Aiken could enjoy the woods. Overtime, the foundation acquired more land through purchases and donations, which brought the total acreage to almost 2,000.

Hitchcock Woods SC

Larry Gleason of Aiken, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

There are many points of interest within Hitchcock Woods. The one pictured here is the Memorial Gate, which was dedicated in memory of Thomas Hitchcock’s son Francis in 1929. Along with many trails, other landmarks to see within the woods are an unusual river of sand that is the source of much folklore, old Hitchcock family cottages, and Bebbington Springs which is covered with a wide variety of beautiful flora.

Hitchcock Woods is the home of the popular Aiken Horse Show, and has horse riding trails that are open to the public year round. Dogs are also welcome in the woods, but motorized vehicles are not.

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Address: 430 South Boundary Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801

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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Hitchcock Woods, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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2 Comments about Hitchcock Woods

BarbaraNo Gravatar says:
March 15th, 2012 at 8:47 am

I love Hitchcock Woods and was born in Aiken, and will retire on family farm on Goodsprings Road.

John1362No Gravatar says:
November 3rd, 2011 at 1:51 am

Very nice site!






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