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Welcome to Beech Island ...

Beech Island is located in Aiken County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Beech Island: Beech Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Beech Island is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Beech Island: (803)

The ZIP code for Beech Island: 29842<3>

Adding Beech Island to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beech Island 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 Beech Island was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Beech Island on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Communities near Beech Island ...

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

  • Augusta [Richmond County]
  • Aiken [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
    • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Beech Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aiken<5>
  • De Bruce [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Bruce
    • De Bruce [Richmond County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Beech Island
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,696 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Bruce
  • North Augusta [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Augusta
    • North Augusta [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Beech Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Augusta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Augusta<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Snead [Columbia County]
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      • Snead [Columbia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snead
    • Grovetown [Columbia County]
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      • Grovetown [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Beech Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grovetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grovetown<5>
    • Richmond Hills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hills
      • Richmond Hills [Richmond County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Beech Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hills
    • Fairvale [Richmond County]
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      • Fairvale [Richmond County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Beech Island
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairvale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairvale
    • Hephzibah [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hephzibah
      • Hephzibah [Richmond County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Beech Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,936 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hephzibah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hephzibah<5>
    • Bonair [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonair
      • Bonair [Richmond County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonair have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonair

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beech Island ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Aiken County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aiken County: www.aikencounty.net/

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 Aiken, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beech Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Beech Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Beech Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beech Island) 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 Beech Island. 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 Beech IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beech Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4282, Longitude: -81.8886    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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