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Welcome to Gowensville ...

Gowensville is located in Greenville County<1>.

Gowensville is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Gowensville lies within the (864) area code.

Communities near Gowensville ...

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

  • Greer [Greenville County]
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    • Greer [Greenville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Gowensville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<4>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Gowensville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<4>
  • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
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    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Gowensville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<4>
  • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
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    • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Gowensville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
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      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Gowensville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<4>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Gowensville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<4>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Gowensville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<4>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Gowensville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<4>
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Gowensville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<4>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Gowensville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<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 Gowensville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gowensville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gowensville ...

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

Adding Gowensville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenville County: www.greenvillecounty.org/

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 Greenville, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gowensville - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gowensville) 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 Gowensville. 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 GowensvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gowensville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1148, Longitude: -82.2252    
<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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