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Welcome to Bamberg ...

The town of Bamberg is located in Bamberg County<1> (at the time of its founding, Bamberg was located in Barnwell County) and is the County Seat for Bamberg County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bamberg has a population of 3,208 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bamberg.

Bamberg is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bamberg is located in the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Bamberg: 29003<4>

Websites for Bamberg ...

Official Website: www.bambergsc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bamberg had an population of 3,208 people. This is a decrease of 11.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bamberg had a population of 3,607 people (which is 22.56% of the total population of Bamberg County). This makes Bamberg the county's most populous community.

The population of Bamberg represents 0.08% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,607 people, the population of Bamberg decreased 3.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,733 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bamberg.

Communities Also Named Bamberg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Bamberg - they are located in Georgia and Ontario.

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

Communities near Bamberg ...

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

  • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
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    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bamberg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<6>
  • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
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    • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Bamberg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<6>
  • Denmark [Bamberg County]
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    • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Bamberg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<6>
  • Blackville [Barnwell County]
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    • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Bamberg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Bamberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<6>
    • Springfield [Orangeburg County]
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      • Springfield [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Bamberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<6>
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
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      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Bamberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<6>
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
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      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Bamberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<6>
    • Neeses [Orangeburg County]
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      • Neeses [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Bamberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neeses<6>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
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      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bamberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<6>

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 Bamberg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bamberg.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bamberg. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bamberg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bamberg ...

Looking for more information about Bamberg? 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 Bamberg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bamberg.

Adding Bamberg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bamberg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bamberg: www.bambergsc.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Bamberg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bamberg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bamberg - 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 town (such as Bamberg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bamberg 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bamberg) 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 Bamberg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BambergOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bamberg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2971, Longitude: -81.0350    
<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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