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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.

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of Edgefield.

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

The telephone area code for Edgefield: (803)

The ZIP code for Edgefield: 29824<4>

Websites for Edgefield ...

Official Website: edgefieldsc.net/

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 total 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 (with 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 have 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 [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
    • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Edgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aiken<6>
  • North Augusta [Aiken County]
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    • North Augusta [Aiken County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Edgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Augusta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Augusta<6>
  • Snead [Columbia County]
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    • Snead [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Edgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,077 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snead
  • Saluda [Saluda County]
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    • Saluda [Saluda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Edgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,566 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bonair [Richmond County]
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      • Bonair [Richmond County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Edgefield
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonair have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonair
    • Burnettown [Aiken County]
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      • Burnettown [Aiken County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Edgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnettown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnettown
    • Johnston [Edgefield County]
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      • Johnston [Edgefield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Edgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<6>
    • Ridge Spring [Saluda County]
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      • Ridge Spring [Saluda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Edgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridge Spring<6>
    • Monetta [Aiken County]
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      • Monetta [Aiken County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Edgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monetta<6>
    • Trenton [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Edgefield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Edgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<6>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Edgefield was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Edgefield: edgefieldsc.net/

The official website for Edgefield County: www.edgefieldcounty.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 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>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- Edgefield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edgefield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EdgefieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7898, Longitude: -81.9298    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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