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Welcome to Central ...

The town of Central is located in Pickens County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Central has a population of 5,401 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Central is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Central lies within the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Central: 29630<4>

Websites for Central ...

Official Website: www.cityofcentral.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Central had an population of 5,401 people. This is an increase of 4.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 53.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Central had a population of 5,159 people. This makes Central the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Central represents 0.11% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,159 people, the population of Central increased 46.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,522 people).

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

Communities Also Named Central ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Central - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (5), California, Florida, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Central ...

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

  • Anderson [Anderson County]
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    • Anderson [Anderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson<6>
  • Easley [Pickens County]
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    • Easley [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<6>
  • Seneca [Oconee County]
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    • Seneca [Oconee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,564 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<6>
  • Walhalla [Oconee County]
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    • Walhalla [Oconee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,460 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<6>
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    • Williamston [Anderson County]
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      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<6>
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
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      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<6>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
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      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Westminster [Oconee County]
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      • Westminster [Oconee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<6>
    • Pelzer [Anderson County]
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      • Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelzer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelzer<6>
    • West Pelzer [Anderson County]
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      • West Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pelzer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pelzer

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Central ...

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

Adding Central to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Pickens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Central: www.cityofcentral.org/

The official website for Pickens County: www.co.pickens.sc.us/

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 Pickens, 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 Central.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central - 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 Central). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Central 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- Central) 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 Central. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CentralOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7239, Longitude: -82.7828    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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