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Welcome to Elgin ...

Elgin is located in Lancaster County<1>.

Elgin is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Elgin lies within the (803) area code.

Communities Also Named Elgin ...

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

Beyond South Carolina, there are 39 communities that are also named Elgin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Elgin ...

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

  • Waxhaw [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
    • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<4>
  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<4>
  • Mineral Springs [Union County]
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    • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<4>
  • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Elgin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<4>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
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      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<4>
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<4>
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<4>
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Elgin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<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 Elgin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elgin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elgin ...

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

Adding Elgin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elgin 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 Elgin was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Lancaster County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

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 Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Elgin) 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 Elgin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElginOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6753, Longitude: -80.7214    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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