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Welcome to Gifford ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gifford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gifford has a population of 265 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Gifford lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Gifford: 29923<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gifford had an population of 265 people. This is a decrease of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gifford had a population of 288 people. This makes Gifford the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 288 people, the population of Gifford decreased 22.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 370 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gifford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Gifford - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Gifford ...

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

  • Allendale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Hampton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Varnville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Estill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Fairfax
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Brunson
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Furman
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Scotia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Kline
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Sycamore
    (12 miles [19.3 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 Gifford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gifford.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gifford ...

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

Adding Gifford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gifford 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 Gifford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Gifford post office opened in 1892.

We also found Gifford in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gifford.

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

The official website for Hampton County:

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


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