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Welcome to Darlington ...

The city of Darlington is located in Darlington County<1> and is the County Seat for Darlington County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Darlington, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Darlington has a population of 5,949 people<2> (see below for details).

Darlington is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Darlington: (843)

The ZIP codes for Darlington: 29532, 29540<4>

Websites for Darlington ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Darlington had an population of 5,949 people. This is a decrease of 5.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Darlington had a population of 6,289 people (or 9.16% of the total population of Darlington County). This makes Darlington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Darlington represents 0.14% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,289 people, the population of Darlington decreased 6.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,720 people).

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

Communities Also Named Darlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Darlington - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Darlington ...

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

  • Florence
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Hartsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Timmonsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Pine Ridge
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
    • Pine Ridge is located in Darlington County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pine Ridge
  • Lamar
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Quinby
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Society Hill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Blenheim
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Palmetto
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
    • Palmetto is located in Darlington County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Palmetto
  • Dovesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dovesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dovesville
    • Dovesville is located in Darlington County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Dovesville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Darlington. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Darlington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Darlington ...

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

Adding Darlington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Darlington.

The official website for Darlington:

The official website for Darlington 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 Darlington, 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 Darlington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Darlington - 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 Darlington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Darlington 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.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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