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Allen, South Carolina

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Welcome to Allen ...

Allen is located in Horry County<1>.

Allen is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Allen is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

Adding Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Allen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Allen.

Communities near Allen ...

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

  • Myrtle Beach [Horry County]
  • Conway [Horry County]
  • Tabor City [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabor City
    • Tabor City [Columbus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,163 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tabor City<4>
  • Loris [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loris
    • Loris [Horry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,761 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loris<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Aynor [Horry County]
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      • Aynor [Horry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<4>
    • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarcliffe Acres
      • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarcliffe Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliffe Acres
    • Hickory Grove [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Horry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Allen
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    • Cool Spring [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Spring
      • Cool Spring [Horry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Allen
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    • Brownway [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownway
      • Brownway [Horry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Allen
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    • Daisy [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Horry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Allen
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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 Allen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Allen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allen. 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 Allen.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allen ...

Looking for more information about Allen? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Allen, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allen.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Horry County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Horry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9212, Longitude: -79.0405    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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