The small community of Sweden sits in Bamberg County, right below the Orangeburg County line. The largest city within a 50-mile radius is South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia, located about 40 miles to the north.
The Charleston and Hamburg Railroad was built in 1832 and brought substantial development to this area. Bamberg County was established in 1897 and named for local resident William Seaborn Bamberg.
Nearby Branchville in Orangeburg County has a wonderful railroad museum, if you are interested in learning more about South Carolina railroads.