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Welcome to Chesnee ...

The city of Chesnee is primarily located in Cherokee County<1>. A portion of Chesnee extends into Spartanburg County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chesnee has a population of 924 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

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

The telephone area code for Chesnee: (864)

The ZIP code for Chesnee: 29323<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chesnee had an population of 924 people. This is an increase of 6.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chesnee had a population of 868 people. This makes Chesnee the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Chesnee represents 0.02% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 868 people, the population of Chesnee decreased 13.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,003 people).

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

Communities near Chesnee ...

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

  • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County]
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    • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Chesnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,317 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spartanburg<6>
  • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Chesnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<6>
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Chesnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<6>
  • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
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    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Chesnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Chesnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<6>
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Chesnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<6>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Chesnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<6>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Chesnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<6>
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
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      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Chesnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<6>
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Chesnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chesnee ...

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

Adding Chesnee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chesnee 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 Chesnee was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Chesnee on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Cherokee, 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 Chesnee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chesnee - 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 Chesnee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chesnee 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chesnee) 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 Chesnee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChesneeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chesnee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1457, Longitude: -81.8604    
<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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