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Welcome to Edgefield ...

The town of Edgefield is located in Edgefield County<1> and is the County Seat for Edgefield County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Edgefield, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edgefield has a population of 4,822 people<2> (see below for details).

Edgefield is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Edgefield is within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Edgefield: 29824<4>

Websites for Edgefield ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edgefield had an population of 4,822 people. This is an increase of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edgefield had a population of 4,750 people (or 17.6% of the total population of Edgefield County). This makes Edgefield the county's most populous community.

The population of Edgefield represents 0.1% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,750 people, the population of Edgefield increased 6.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,449 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Edgefield.

Communities Also Named Edgefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Edgefield - they are located in Alabama (3), Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio (2), Tennessee (3) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Edgefield ...

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

  • Aiken
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • North Augusta
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Snead
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
    • Snead is located in Columbia County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,077 people
  • Saluda
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Bonair
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonair have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonair
    • Bonair is located in Richmond County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,135 people
  • Burnettown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnettown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnettown
    • Burnettown is located in Aiken County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
  • Johnston
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Ridge Spring
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Monetta
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Trenton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgefield. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Edgefield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edgefield ...

Looking for more information about Edgefield? 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 Edgefield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Edgefield.

Adding Edgefield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Edgefield 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 Edgefield was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found Edgefield in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Edgefield.

The official website for Edgefield:

The official website for Edgefield 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 Edgefield, 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 Edgefield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edgefield - 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 town (such as Edgefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edgefield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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