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Welcome to Dunbarton ...

So far, we found very little information about Dunbarton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Dunbarton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dunbarton, please Contact Us.

Dunbarton would have been located within present day Barnwell County<2>.

The location of Dunbarton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Dunbarton is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Dunbarton was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Dunbarton still existed, it would have been in the (803) area code.

Communities Also Named Dunbarton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two South Carolina communities named Dunbarton: This one is located in Barnwell County and the other is located in Dillon County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 12 communities that are also named Dunbarton - they are located in California, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario (3) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dunbarton ...

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

  • Barnwell
  • Williston
  • Allendale
  • New Ellenton
  • Blackville
  • Jackson
  • Sardis
  • Hilda
  • Snelling
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
    • Snelling lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Dunbarton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
  • Kline

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

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

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

Adding Dunbarton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dunbarton 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 that we've found for Dunbarton was the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Dunbarton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dunbarton.

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dunbarton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Barnwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dunbarton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Dunbarton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunbarton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1960, Longitude: -81.5390       In this case, the coordinates for Dunbarton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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