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Welcome to Cowpens ...

The town of Cowpens is located in Spartanburg County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cowpens has a population of 2,420 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Cowpens is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Cowpens: (864)

The ZIP code for Cowpens: 29330<4>

Websites for Cowpens ...

Official Website: www.mycowpensgov.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cowpens had an population of 2,420 people. This is an increase of 11.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cowpens had a population of 2,162 people. This makes Cowpens the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Cowpens represents 0.05% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,162 people, the population of Cowpens decreased 5.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,279 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cowpens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Cowpens - they are located in Alabama and Arkansas.

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

Communities near Cowpens ...

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

  • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County]
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    • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Cowpens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,317 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spartanburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spartanburg<6>
  • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Cowpens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<6>
  • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
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    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cowpens
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<6>
  • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
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    • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Cowpens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Cowpens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<6>
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
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      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Cowpens
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Cowpens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<6>
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
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      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cowpens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<6>
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
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      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Cowpens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<6>
    • Jonesville [Union County]
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      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Cowpens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<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 Cowpens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cowpens.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cowpens ...

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

Adding Cowpens to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cowpens: www.mycowpensgov.com/

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.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 Spartanburg, 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 Cowpens.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cowpens - 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 Cowpens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cowpens 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cowpens) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cowpens. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CowpensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowpens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0180, Longitude: -81.8034    
<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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