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Welcome to Dillon ...

The city of Dillon is located in Dillon County<1> (at the time of its founding, Dillon was located in Marion County) and is the County Seat for Dillon County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dillon, 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, Dillon has a population of 6,310 people<2> (see below for details).

Dillon is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dillon lies within the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Dillon: 29536<4>

Websites for Dillon ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dillon had an population of 6,310 people. This is a decrease of 7.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dillon had a population of 6,788 people (which is 21.17% of the total population of Dillon County). This makes Dillon the county's most populous community.

The population of Dillon represents 0.15% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,788 people, the population of Dillon increased 7.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,316 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dillon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Dillon - they are located in California, Colorado, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Dillon ...

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

  • Marion
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Mullins
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairmont
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Latta
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Rowland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rowland is located in Robeson County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Rowland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland <5>
  • Lake View
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Clio
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Nichols
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Sellers
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Marietta
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marietta is located in Robeson County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Marietta

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dillon ...

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

Adding Dillon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dillon.

The official website for Dillon:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Dillon, 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 Dillon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dillon - 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 Dillon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dillon 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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