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Welcome to Bishopville ...

The city of Bishopville is located in Lee County<1> (at the time of its founding, Bishopville was located in Sumter County) and is the County Seat for Lee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bishopville has a population of 3,018 people<2> (see below for details).

Bishopville was established in 1786.

The community of Bishopville is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bishopville lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Bishopville: 29010<4>

Websites for Bishopville ...

Official Website: www.cityofbishopvillesc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bishopville had an population of 3,018 people. This is a decrease of 13.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bishopville had a population of 3,471 people (which is 18.06% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Bishopville the county's most populous community.

The population of Bishopville represents 0.08% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,471 people, the population of Bishopville decreased 5.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,670 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bishopville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Bishopville - they are located in Maryland, New York, Nova Scotia (3) and Ohio.

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

Communities near Bishopville ...

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

  • Hartsville [Darlington County]
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    • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bishopville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<6>
  • Timmonsville [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
    • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Bishopville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<6>
  • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
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    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Bishopville
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  • Lamar [Darlington County]
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    • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Bishopville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
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      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Bishopville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<6>
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
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      • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Bishopville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<6>
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Bishopville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<6>
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Bishopville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<6>
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bishopville
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    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Bishopville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bishopville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bishopville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bishopville ...

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

Adding Bishopville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Lee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bishopville: www.cityofbishopvillesc.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 Lee, 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 Bishopville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bishopville - 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 Bishopville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bishopville 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bishopville) 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 Bishopville. 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 BishopvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishopville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2182, Longitude: -80.2486    
<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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