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Welcome to Furman ...

The town of Furman is located in Hampton County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Furman, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Furman has a population of 220 people<2> (see below for details).

Furman is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Furman lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Furman: 29921<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Furman had an population of 220 people. This is a decrease of 7.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Furman had a population of 239 people. This makes Furman the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 239 people, the population of Furman decreased 16.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 286 people).

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

Communities Also Named Furman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Furman - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Illinois and Mississippi.

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

Communities near Furman ...

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

  • Ridgeland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Two Sisters Ferry
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
    • Two Sisters Ferry is located in Effingham County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,063 people
  • Hampton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Varnville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Estill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Fairfax
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Yemassee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Haddonville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
    • Haddonville is located in Effingham County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
  • Brunson
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Newington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newington
    • Newington is located in Screven County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newington <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Furman ...

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

Adding Furman to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Furman 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 Furman was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Furman post office opened in 1901.

We also found Furman on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Furman.

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

The official website for Hampton 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 Hampton, 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 Furman.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Furman - 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 Furman). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Furman 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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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