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Welcome to Great Falls ...

The town of Great Falls is located in Chester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Great Falls has a population of 1,876 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Great Falls.

Great Falls is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Great Falls is located in the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Great Falls: 29055<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Great Falls had an population of 1,876 people. This is a decrease of 5.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Great Falls had a population of 1,979 people (or 5.97% of the total population of Chester County). This makes Great Falls the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Great Falls represents 0.04% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,979 people, the population of Great Falls decreased 9.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,194 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Great Falls.

Communities Also Named Great Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Great Falls - they are located in Maine (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Montana, New York and Virginia.

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

Communities near Great Falls ...

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

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
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      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
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      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
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      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Great Falls ...

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

Adding Great Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Great Falls 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 Great Falls was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Chester, 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 Great Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Great Falls - 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 Great Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Great Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Great Falls) 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 Great Falls. 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 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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