If you have ancestors in Edgefield District, South Carolina, you should also research Richmond County, Georgia. For many years Edgefield and Augusta were popular trading districts. It all began with Indian trading posts which dominated the scene for so long a time. Then, there was a period when people did not know whether they were in South Carolina or Georgia. Crossing the river seemed to be a distinction. Some popular school academies were located across the river into South South Carolina where Georgia students attended.