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Welcome to Bennettsville ...

The city of Bennettsville is located in Marlboro County<1> and is the County Seat for Marlboro County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bennettsville has a population of 7,814 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Bennettsville is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bennettsville is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Bennettsville: 29512<4>

Websites for Bennettsville ...

Official Website: www.bennettsvillesc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bennettsville had an population of 7,814 people. This is a decrease of 13.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bennettsville had a population of 9,069 people (or 31.34% of the total population of Marlboro County). This makes Bennettsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Bennettsville represents 0.2% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,069 people, the population of Bennettsville decreased 3.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,425 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bennettsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Bennettsville - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and New York.

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

Communities near Bennettsville ...

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

  • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
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    • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bennettsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg<7>
  • Hamlet [Richmond County]
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    • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Bennettsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet<7>
  • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
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    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Bennettsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<7>
  • McColl [Marlboro County]
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    • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Bennettsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Bennettsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<7>
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
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      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Bennettsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<7>
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
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      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bennettsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<7>
    • East Laurinburg [Scotland County]
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      • East Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bennettsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Laurinburg
    • Blenheim [Marlboro County]
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      • Blenheim [Marlboro County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Bennettsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blenheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blenheim<7>
    • Tatum [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tatum
      • Tatum [Marlboro County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Bennettsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tatum<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bennettsville. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bennettsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bennettsville ...

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

Adding Bennettsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bennettsville: www.bennettsvillesc.com/

The official website for Marlboro County: www.marlborocounty.sc.gov/

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 Marlboro, 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 Bennettsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bennettsville - 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 city (such as Bennettsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bennettsville 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' (or 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- Bennettsville) 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 Bennettsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BennettsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bennettsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6166, Longitude: -79.6844    
<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.
<7>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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