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Alcolu, South Carolina

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Welcome to Alcolu ...

Alcolu is located in Clarendon County<1>.

The pronunciation of Alcolu: AL-cuh-loo<2>

Alcolu is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alcolu lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alcolu lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Alcolu: 29001<4>

Adding Alcolu to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alcolu in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alcolu elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alcolu on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Alcolu ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alcolu.

  • Sumter [Sumter County]
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    • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Alcolu
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,642 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<6>
  • Manning [Clarendon County]
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    • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Alcolu
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,892 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<6>
  • Summerton [Clarendon County]
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    • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Alcolu
    • Estimated population in 2019: 927 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<6>
  • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
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    • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Alcolu
    • Estimated population in 2019: 787 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
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      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Alcolu
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<6>
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
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      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Alcolu
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<6>
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alcolu. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alcolu.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alcolu. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alcolu.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alcolu. See our Newspapers Page for Alcolu.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alcolu ...

Looking for more information about Alcolu? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alcolu, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alcolu.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Clarendon County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alcolu. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Clarendon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alcolu. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alcolu - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alcolu). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alcolu or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alcolu) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alcolu. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alcolu

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcolu. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7478, Longitude: -80.2151    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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