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Welcome to Fenwick ...

Fenwick is located in Colleton County<1>.

The location of Fenwick has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fenwick, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

Fenwick is near sea level<3>.

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

Fenwick is located in the (843) area code.

Communities Also Named Fenwick ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Fenwick - they are located in British Columbia, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ontario and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Fenwick ...

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

  • Beaufort
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Hollywood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Ravenel
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Seabrook Island
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Meggett
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Cottageville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Edisto Beach
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto Beach
    • Edisto Beach is located in Colleton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
  • Rockville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville is located in Charleston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
  • Adams Run
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Jacksonboro
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fenwick ...

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

Adding Fenwick to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fenwick 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 Fenwick was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Fenwick post office opened in 1888.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fenwick.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Colleton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fenwick - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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