The town of Elgin, South Carolina didn't always go by its current name. Originally, the town was called Jeffers. After that, it was known as Blaney. Elgin, which is about 30 minutes outside of Columbia, was founded back in 1898 when a post office was built in what is now the town.
Today, Elgin serves as a bedroom community for Columbia, allowing people to enjoy the best small-town living has to offer while still having all the amenities of a larger city nearby. Elgin is also known for hosting the annual Catfish Stomp, which is a big parade that runs through the town.
Elgin isn't the most dog-friendly city in South Carolina's Midlands. There are no dog parks and no dog-friendly eateries. However, with Columbia being so close by, you can spend time out with your dog just a short drive's distance away. There are a few veterinarian clinics in Elgin as well, so if you need care for a sick or injured pet, you can rest easy knowing it's nearby.
If you enjoy the peace and quiet offered by a small town but like knowing there's plenty to do just up the road, Elgin is a great option for you and your canine companion!