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Welcome to Greenwood ...

The city of Greenwood is located in Greenwood County<1> (at the time of its founding, Greenwood was located in Abbeville County) and is the County Seat for Greenwood County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenwood has a population of 23,440 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Greenwood is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Greenwood: (864)

The ZIP codes for Greenwood: 29646-29649<4>

Websites for Greenwood ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greenwoodscchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenwood had an population of 23,440 people. This is an increase of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenwood had a population of 23,222 people (which is 33.34% of the total population of Greenwood County). This makes Greenwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenwood represents 0.5% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,222 people, the population of Greenwood increased 5.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,071 people).

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

Communities Also Named Greenwood ...

While we believe that this Greenwood is located in Greenwood County, we know of another 2 South Carolina communities named Greenwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Laurens and Sumter County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 120 communities that are also named Greenwood - they are located in Alabama (6), Arizona, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California (5), Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (5), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Kansas (4), Kentucky (6), Louisiana (5), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (6), Rhode Island, South Dakota (2), Tennessee (8), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (5), Washington (5), West Virginia (5) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Greenwood ...

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

  • Abbeville [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
    • Abbeville [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Greenwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<6>
  • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware Shoals
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Greenwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,152 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Shoals
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<6>
  • Ninety Six [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninety Six
    • Ninety Six [Greenwood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Greenwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninety Six
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ninety Six<6>
  • Due West [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due West
    • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Greenwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Due West
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
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      • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Greenwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<6>
    • Donalds [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donalds
      • Donalds [Abbeville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Greenwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donalds<6>
    • Waterloo [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Greenwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<6>
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Greenwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<6>
    • Troy [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Greenwood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Greenwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<6>
    • Chappells [Newberry 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 Greenwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Greenwood.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenwood. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Greenwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenwood ...

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

Adding Greenwood to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greenwood: www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/

The official website for Greenwood County: www.co.greenwood.sc.us/

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 Greenwood, 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 Greenwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenwood - 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 city (such as Greenwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Greenwood includes: 29646, 29647, 29648 & 29649.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenwood) 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 Greenwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GreenwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1953, Longitude: -82.1616    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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