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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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dillon has a population of 6,310 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

The area code for Dillon: (843)

The ZIP code for Dillon: 29536<4>

Websites for Dillon ...

Official Website: www.dilloncitysc.com/

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 (or 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 (which had 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 have 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 [Marion County]
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    • Marion [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Dillon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Mullins [Marion County]
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    • Mullins [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Dillon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullins<6>
  • Fairmont [Robeson County]
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    • Fairmont [Robeson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Dillon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<6>
  • Latta [Dillon County]
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    • Latta [Dillon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Dillon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rowland [Robeson County]
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      • Rowland [Robeson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland<6>
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
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      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<6>
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<6>
    • Nichols [Marion County]
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      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<6>
    • Sellers [Marion County]
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      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<6>
    • Marietta [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dillon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Dillon County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dillon: www.dilloncitysc.com/

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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dillon) 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 Dillon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DillonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dillon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4166, Longitude: -79.3711    
<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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