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Welcome to Coward ...

The town of Coward is located in Florence County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Coward, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Coward has a population of 769 people<2> (see below for details).

Coward is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Coward is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Coward: 29530<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Coward had an population of 769 people. This is an increase of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Coward had a population of 752 people. This makes Coward the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Coward represents 0.02% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 170th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 752 people, the population of Coward increased 15.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 650 people).

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

Communities near Coward ...

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

  • Florence
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Lake City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Timmonsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Pamplico
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Quinby
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Turbeville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Olanta
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Lynchburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Cusac Crossroads
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Cusac Crossroads is located in Florence County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusac Crossroads
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Cusac Crossroads
  • Effingham
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coward ...

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

Adding Coward to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coward in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Coward was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Coward.

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

The official website for Florence County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Florence, 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 Coward.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coward - 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 Coward). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coward or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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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