Welcome to Dorchester ...
Dorchester is located in Dorchester County<1>.
Dorchester is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Dorchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Dorchester is within the (843) area code.
The ZIP code for Dorchester: 29437<3>
Communities Also Named Dorchester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Dorchester: This one is located in Dorchester County and the other is located in Charleston County.
Beyond South Carolina, there are 20 communities that are also named Dorchester - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dorchester.
Communities near Dorchester ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dorchester.
- Summerville [Dorchester County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
- Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Dorchester
- Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
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- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<5>
- Lincolnville [Charleston County]
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- Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Dorchester
- Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
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- Saint George [Dorchester County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
- Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Dorchester
- Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
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- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<5>
- Ridgeville [Dorchester County]
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- Ridgeville [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Dorchester
- Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
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- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeville<5>
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- Holly Hill [Orangeburg County]
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- Holly Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Dorchester
- Population from the 2020 Census: 1,162 people
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- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Hill<5>
- Cottageville [Colleton County]
- Harleyville [Dorchester County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
- Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Dorchester
- Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<5>
- Eutawville [Orangeburg County]
- Reevesville [Dorchester County]
- Sandridge [Berkeley County]
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- Sandridge [Berkeley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Dorchester
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Dorchester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dorchester.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dorchester. 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 Dorchester.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorchester. See our Newspapers Page for Dorchester.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dorchester ...
Looking for more information about Dorchester? 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 Dorchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dorchester.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina
About Dorchester County
About South Carolina
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dorchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Dorchester County: www.dorchestercounty.net/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
|<1>||If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Dorchester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<3>||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 community (such as Dorchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dorchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).|
|<4>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dorchester) 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 Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1388, Longitude: -80.3954 |
|<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.|