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Welcome to Fairfax ...

The town of Fairfax is primarily located in Allendale County<1>. A portion of Fairfax extends into Hampton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairfax has a population of 1,665 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Fairfax is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Fairfax: (803)

The ZIP code for Fairfax: 29827<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairfax had an population of 1,665 people. This is a decrease of 17.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 48.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairfax had a population of 2,025 people (which is 19.44% of the total population of Allendale County). This makes Fairfax the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fairfax represents 0.04% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,025 people, the population of Fairfax decreased 36.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,206 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fairfax ...

While we believe that this Fairfax is located in Allendale County, we know of another 3 South Carolina communities named Fairfax. Those communities are located in the following counties: Barnwell, Berkeley and Kershaw County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 32 communities that are also named Fairfax - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Fairfax ...

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

  • Allendale [Allendale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
    • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<6>
  • Hampton [Hampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<6>
  • Varnville [Hampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnville
    • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<6>
  • Estill [Hampton County]
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    • Estill [Hampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,845 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
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      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<6>
    • Gifford [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gifford
      • Gifford [Hampton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gifford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gifford<6>
    • Olar [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
      • Olar [Bamberg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar<6>
    • Furman [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<6>
    • Scotia [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia<6>
    • Kline [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Barnwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Fairfax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kline<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 Fairfax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairfax.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairfax ...

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

Adding Fairfax to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Allendale County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Allendale, 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 Fairfax.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfax - 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 Fairfax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairfax 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- Fairfax) 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 Fairfax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairfaxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9581, Longitude: -81.2358    
<6>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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