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Welcome to Dovesville ...

Dovesville is located in Darlington County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Dovesville, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dovesville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

Dovesville is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dovesville is located in the (843) area code.

Communities Also Named Dovesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Dovesville - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Dovesville ...

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

  • Florence
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Hartsville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Bennettsville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Darlington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Timmonsville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Pine Ridge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
    • Pine Ridge is located in Darlington County
  • Lamar
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
    • Lamar is located in Darlington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar <4>
  • Quinby
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Society Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Patrick
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dovesville ...

Looking for more information about Dovesville? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dovesville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dovesville.

Adding Dovesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dovesville 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 Dovesville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Dovesville post office opened in 1882.

We also found Dovesville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dovesville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dovesville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dovesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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