Town Council Special Election

Due to the resignation of one of our Council Members, Roberta Whitesides, the Town will hold a Special Election to fill her unexpired term of approximately two years. The filing period for the election will begin on Friday, September 22 at noon and end on Monday, October 2 at noon. The election will be on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Prospective candidates must obtain a filing form from the Charleston County Election Commission and return it to Town Hall during the period listed above. The filing fee is $50.00 for a Council seat. For further information, contact Town Hall at 843.928.3100.


Managed growth is the key to Awendaw’s future. The Town should strive to maintain the existing rural character, yet grow to a moderate-density residential community that has conveniences and some light industrial areas. This growth should promote compatible economic development, safeguard the environment, preserve open space and protect the aesthetic quality while enhancing safe, healthy living conditions.  Sensitivity to the rural character of Awendaw and preservation of area waterways and forests will sustain the natural environment and enhance the quality of life of our citizens. -adopted by Town Council June 2, 1998

Town of Awendaw, SC

The Town of Awendaw, established in 1992 and home to 1,200 residents, sits nestled along the eastern edge of the Francis Marion National Forest and the western edge of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. This unique setting offers abundant outdoor experiences for its residents and visitors.

Awendaw is home to several education-oriented entities:

  • the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center;
  • Center for Birds of Prey/Avian Conservation;
  • Bull Island Ferry;

and several events celebrating the environment:

  • the Town’s Annual Blue Crab Festival;
  • SEWEE Association’s Annual Oyster Roast;
  • Annual Bulls Bay Nature Festival;
  • and, Awendaw Green, a weekly outdoor music event at Sewee Outpost.

The Awendaw Passage, the terminus of the SC Palmetto Trail, located on the northern end of town, intersects with the East Coast Greenway which runs from Maine to Miami. Awendaw is working to enhance the East Coast Greenway to take it through the Francis Marion Forest and connect it to future parks—the Town of Awendaw’s 300-acre park and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission’s 65-acre Doar Road Park adjacent to the Indian Shell Mound.

The Town of Awendaw is centrally located along the Gullah Geeche Cultural Heirtage Corridor and has been designated the pilot project for the newly formed partnership between the Gullah Geeche Cultural Heritage Corridor and the East Coast Greenway. Awendaw is excited about the opportunities this partnership and demonstration project presents to preserve and increase awareness of the Gullah/Geechee language, traditions, arts, crafts and resources that have influenced this region as it also promotes the use of the East Coast Greenway. The hope is that a wide variety of partners will facilitate cultural interpretive experiences in Awendaw.

Learn more about our vision to create a 12-mile off-road trail system that provides a recreation outlet for all age groups offering easy access to our cultural and environmental amenities and that promotes healthier lifestyles and local economic development.
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Town Calendar

september

mon18sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPlanning Commission Meeting6:00 pm 6971 Doar, Awendaw, SC 29429Awendaw Town Hall

october

mon16oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPlanning Commission Meeting6:00 pm 6971 Doar, Awendaw, SC 29429Awendaw Town Hall

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