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Welcome to Drake ...

Drake is located in Marlboro County<1>.

Drake is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Drake: (843)

Communities Also Named Drake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Drake: This one is located in Marlboro County and the other is located in Abbeville County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 21 communities that are also named Drake - they are located in Arizona (2), California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Drake ...

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

  • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
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    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Drake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<4>
  • Dillon [Dillon County]
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    • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Drake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<4>
  • Darlington [Darlington County]
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    • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Drake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<4>
  • McColl [Marlboro County]
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    • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Drake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McColl
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Latta [Dillon County]
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      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Drake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<4>
    • Quinby [Florence County]
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      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Drake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<4>
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Drake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<4>
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Drake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<4>
    • Sellers [Marion County]
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      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Drake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<4>
    • Tatum [Marlboro County]
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      • Tatum [Marlboro County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Drake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tatum<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drake ...

Looking for more information about Drake? 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 Drake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Drake.

Adding Drake to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Marlboro County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marlboro County: www.marlborocounty.sc.gov/

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 Marlboro, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drake) 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 Drake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DrakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4725, Longitude: -79.6676    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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