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Our Genealogy Helper for Cold Point ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Cold Point (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cold Point. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Cold Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: COldpoint.

  • A typical abbreviation for Cold Point: Cold Pt.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Cold Point is located in Laurens County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Laurens County: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Newberry, Spartanburg & Union.

Below are the counties that are near Cold Point. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cold Point:

  • Laurens County     (The home county of Cold Point)
    • Lisbon [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Laurens County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waterloo [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<3>
    • Laurens [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurens
      • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<3>
    • Ekom [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekom
      • Ekom [Laurens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekom
    • Mountville [Laurens County]
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Hill
      • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<3>
    • Collins Lakeside Village [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Lakeside Village
      • Collins Lakeside Village [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins Lakeside Village
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
    • Gray Court [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Court
      • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Court
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<3>
    • Tylersville [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Laurens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Princeton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Laurens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
  • Abbeville County
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware Shoals
      • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<3>
    • Donalds [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donalds
      • Donalds [Abbeville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donalds<3>
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honea Path
      • Honea Path [Abbeville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honea Path
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honea Path<3>
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due West
      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Due West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<3>
    • Abbeville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Abbeville County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
    • Antreville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antreville
      • Antreville [Abbeville County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antreville
    • Lowndesville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesville
      • Lowndesville [Abbeville County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesville<3>
    • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Falls
      • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun Falls<3>
  • Anderson County
    • Belton [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belton
      • Belton [Anderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<3>
    • Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelzer
      • Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelzer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelzer<3>
    • West Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pelzer
      • West Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pelzer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pelzer
    • Williamston [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamston
      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<3>
    • Piedmont [Anderson County]
    • Anderson [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
      • Anderson [Anderson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson<3>
    • Iva [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iva
      • Iva [Anderson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iva<3>
    • Starr [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starr
      • Starr [Anderson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starr<3>
  • Fairfield County
  • Greenville County
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Inn
      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Inn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<3>
    • Lickville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lickville
      • Lickville [Greenville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lickville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lickville
    • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsonville
      • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<3>
    • Woodland Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Greenville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • Five Forks [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Greenville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Mauldin [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mauldin
      • Mauldin [Greenville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mauldin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mauldin<3>
    • Conestee [Greenville County]
    • Greenville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Greenville County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<3>
    • Taylors [Greenville County]
  • Greenwood County
    • Coronaca [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronaca
      • Coronaca [Greenwood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronaca
    • Cokesbury [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokesbury
      • Cokesbury [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokesbury
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<3>
    • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Grendel Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grendel Village
      • Grendel Village [Greenwood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grendel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grendel Village
    • Fairforest [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairforest
      • Fairforest [Greenwood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairforest
    • Ninety Six [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninety Six
      • Ninety Six [Greenwood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninety Six
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ninety Six<3>
    • Springdale [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Greenwood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Village
      • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Village
    • Mathews Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathews Village
      • Mathews Village [Greenwood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathews Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathews Village
    • Panola Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panola Village
      • Panola Village [Greenwood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panola Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola Village
    • Promised Land [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promised Land
      • Promised Land [Greenwood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promised Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promised Land
  • McCormick County
    • McCormick [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCormick
      • McCormick [McCormick County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCormick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCormick<3>
    • Mount Carmel [McCormick County]
  • Newberry County
    • Chappells [Newberry County]
    • Smyrna [Newberry County]
    • Old Town Ferry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town Ferry
      • Old Town Ferry [Newberry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town Ferry
    • Silverstreet [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverstreet
      • Silverstreet [Newberry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverstreet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverstreet<3>
    • Whitmire [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
      • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<3>
    • Newberry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberry
      • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<3>
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<3>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<3>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<3>
  • Saluda County
    • Hickory Grove [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Saluda County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Saluda [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Saluda County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<3>
  • Spartanburg County
    • Enoree [Spartanburg County]
    • Cross Anchor [Spartanburg County]
    • Woodruff [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Spartanburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<3>
    • Crescent [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Spartanburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Green Pond [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
      • Green Pond [Spartanburg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
    • Moore [Spartanburg County]
    • Pauline [Spartanburg County]
    • Reidville [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidville
      • Reidville [Spartanburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 693 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidville<3>
    • Roebuck [Spartanburg County]
    • Startex [Spartanburg County]
    • White Stone [Spartanburg County]
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<3>
  • Union County
    • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
      • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sartor Town [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartor Town
      • Sartor Town [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sartor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartor Town
    • Buffalo [Union County]
    • Red Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Town
      • Red Town [Union County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cold Point, see our County-by-County Page for Cold Point.

Newspapers Published in Cold Point ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cold Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cold Point, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cold Point.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Cold Point:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Cold Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cold Point.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cold Point covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Lisbon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lisbon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lisbon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon Cemetery
  • Beaverdam Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaverdam Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaverdam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdam Cemetery
  • Waterloo Cemetery
  • Smyrna Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smyrna Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smyrna Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna Cemetery
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    • Jersey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jersey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jersey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey Cemetery
    • Hopewell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
    • Franklin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Franklin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Cemetery
    • Chesnut Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chesnut Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chesnut Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chesnut Ridge Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cold Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnut Ridge Cemetery
    • Holy Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Grove Cemetery
    • Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • Barksdale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barksdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barksdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barksdale Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale Cemetery
    • Kings Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kings Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kings Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kings Chapel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Chapel Cemetery
    • Cross Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cross Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cross Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cross Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Cold Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cold Point.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Cold Point, with the one closest to Cold Point listed first.

  • Lisbon [Laurens County] - Historic
    • While Lisbon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
    • Lisbon [Laurens County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lisbon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Waterloo [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
    • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cold Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 291 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waterloo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<3>
  • Ekom [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekom
    • Ekom [Laurens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ekom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekom
  • Mountville [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountville
    • Mountville [Laurens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mountville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountville<3>
  • Mount Gallagher [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gallagher
    • Mount Gallagher [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Gallagher had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gallagher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gallagher
  • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Hill
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cross Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<3>
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    • Barksdale [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barksdale
      • Barksdale [Laurens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barksdale had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale
    • Milton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Laurens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Cold Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Milton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,021 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Ora [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ora
      • Ora [Laurens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ora had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ora
    • Brewerton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewerton
      • Brewerton [Laurens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Cold Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brewerton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewerton
    • Dover [Laurens County] - Historic
      • While Dover was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Laurens County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Cold Point
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dover had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gray Court [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Court
      • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Cold Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gray Court had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Court
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<3>
    • Tylersville [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Laurens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cold Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tylersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cold Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 255 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hodges had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cold Point. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cold Point.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cold Point ...

While our initial data about Cold Point came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cold Point in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cold Point.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Southeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 1999
(Available from Amazon.com)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cold Point. See our Misc Page for Cold Point for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in South Carolina

About Laurens County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laurens County: www.laurenscountysc.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cold Point) 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 Cold Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cold PointOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cold Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4219, Longitude: -82.0460    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Cold Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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