|Fairfield County South Carolina Cities/Towns - Jenkinsville, Ridgeway, Winnsboro (County Seat), Winnsboro Mills
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Fairfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 23,454. The 2005 census estimate placed the population at 24,047. Its county seat is Winnsboro.
It is alleged that the county name originated from a statement made by General Cornwallis when he declared "How Fair These Fields" during the British occupation of the area in 1780-81. The house Cornwallis  stayed in during the occupation is still standing and has been continuously used as a residence since that time.