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Welcome to Borax ...

So far, we have found very little information about Borax. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Borax to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Borax, please Contact Us.


Borax would have been located within present day York County<2>.

The location of Borax has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Borax is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Borax was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Borax still existed, it would have been in the (803) area code.

Websites for Borax ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yorkcountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Borax, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Borax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Borax - they are located in Idaho, Montana and Nevada.

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

Communities near Borax ...

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

  • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Borax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<6>
  • York [York County]
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    • York [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Borax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
  • Union [Union County]
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    • Union [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Borax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<6>
  • Chester [Chester County]
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    • Chester [Chester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Borax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
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      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Borax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<6>
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
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      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Borax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<6>
    • Jonesville [Union County]
    • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
    • Sharon [York County]
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      • Sharon [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Borax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<6>
    • Hickory Grove [York County]

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About York County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for York County: www.yorkcountygov.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Borax, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Borax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Borax) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Borax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8754, Longitude: -81.4331       In this case, the coordinates for Borax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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