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Our Genealogy Helper for Great Falls ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Great Falls (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Great Falls. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Great Falls is located in Chester County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chester County: Fairfield, Lancaster, Union & York.

Below are the counties that are near Great Falls. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Great Falls:

  • Chester County     (The home county of Great Falls)
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<2>
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Cornwell [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwell
      • Cornwell [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Eureka Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Mill
      • Eureka Mill [Chester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Mill
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<2>
    • Gayle Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayle Mill
      • Gayle Mill [Chester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayle Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayle Mill
    • Smith [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Chester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrys
  • Chesterfield County
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<2>
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<2>
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Croghan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Croghan<2>
  • Fairfield County
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adger
      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adger
    • Woodward [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward
      • Woodward [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<2>
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
    • Monticello [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Fairfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Rock Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Blair [Fairfield County]
  • Kershaw County
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Village
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<2>
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<2>
  • Lancaster County
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster Mill
      • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster Mill
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<2>
    • Elgin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<2>
    • Riverside [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Camp Creek [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Creek
      • Camp Creek [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek
    • Union [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
  • Lexington County
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<2>
    • Seven Oaks [Lexington County]
    • Chapin [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapin
      • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<2>
  • Newberry County
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<2>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<2>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<2>
    • Whitmire [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
      • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<2>
  • Richland County
    • Blythewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
      • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<2>
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Belmont [Richland County]
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Ballentine [Richland County]
    • White Rock [Richland County]
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Columbia [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Richland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Sumter County
  • Union County
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<2>
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<2>
  • York County
    • Catawba [York County]
    • Roddey [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddey
      • Roddey [York County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Roddey has also been known as:
      • Coates Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roddey
    • Lesslie [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lesslie
      • Lesslie [York County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lesslie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesslie
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<2>
    • McConnells [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnells
      • McConnells [York County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnells<2>
    • Fort Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<2>
    • India Hook [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for India Hook
      • India Hook [York County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for India Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on India Hook
    • Riverview [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [York County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Tega Cay [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<2>
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<2>
    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<2>
    • Lake Wylie [York County]
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<2>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<2>
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matthews
      • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<2>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Jaars [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaars
      • Jaars [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaars have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaars
    • Jackson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<2>
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<2>
    • Trinity [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monroe [Union County]
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      • Monroe [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Indian Trail [Union County]
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      • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Park [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Park
      • Lake Park [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,999 people
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    • Wingate [Union County]
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      • Wingate [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wingate<2>
    • Hemby Bridge [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemby Bridge
      • Hemby Bridge [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemby Bridge

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Great Falls, see our County-by-County Page for Great Falls.

Newspapers Published in Great Falls ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Great Falls.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Great Falls, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Great Falls.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Great Falls:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Great Falls ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Great Falls.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Great Falls covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Gunthorne Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gunthorne Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gunthorne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunthorne Cemetery
  • Kingsbury Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingsbury Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bethesda Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethesda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethesda Cemetery
  • Stroud Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stroud Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Howze Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howze Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Camp Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Browns - Strouds Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browns - Strouds Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hudson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hudson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richmond Covenanter Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richmond Covenanter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Richmond Covenanter Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls.
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    • Summerville - Cunningham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Summerville - Cunningham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Summerville - Cunningham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Summerville - Cunningham Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls.
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    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Carmel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls.
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    • Blakles, Caldwells & Strouds Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blakles, Caldwells & Strouds Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blakles, Caldwells & Strouds Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls.
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    • Rock Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Great Falls in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Great Falls.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Great Falls, with the one closest to Great Falls listed first.

  • Rossville [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
    • Rossville [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rossville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
  • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Falls
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Bascomville [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bascomville
    • Bascomville [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bascomville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bascomville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Lawn had a post office and railroad service
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  • Wellridge [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellridge
    • Wellridge [Chester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wellridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Flint Hill [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Great Falls
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Flint Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasant Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Caskey [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caskey
      • Caskey [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Caskey had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caskey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caskey
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 198 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richburg had a post office and railroad service
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    • Landsford [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landsford
      • Landsford [Chester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Landsford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
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      • White Oak [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, White Oak had a post office and railroad service
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    • Oakhurst [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
      • Oakhurst [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Great Falls
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakhurst had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Riverside [Lancaster County]
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      • Riverside [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Great Falls
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverside had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Knox [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knox
      • Knox [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Knox had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blackstock [Chester County]
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      • Blackstock [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Great Falls
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackstock had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackstock<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Great Falls. See our List of 1890's Communities around Great Falls.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Great Falls ...

While our initial data about Great Falls came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Great Falls in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Great Falls.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Great Falls in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Great Falls for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Great Falls. See our Misc Page for Great Falls for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a South Carolina Community

About Chester County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Great Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Great Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5716, Longitude: -80.8979    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Great Falls, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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