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Our Genealogy Helper for Jefferson ...

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 Jefferson (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 Jefferson. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Jefferson is located in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County: Anson (NC), Richmond (NC), Union (NC), Darlington, Kershaw, Lancaster & Marlboro.

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

  • Chesterfield County     (The home county of Jefferson)
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<2>
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • 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>
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<2>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<2>
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<2>
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
      • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<2>
  • Chester County
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<2>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<2>
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
  • Darlington County
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • North Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hartsville
      • North Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hartsville
    • Prestwood Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwood Village
      • Prestwood Village [Darlington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestwood Village
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<2>
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<2>
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<2>
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<2>
  • Fairfield County
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
  • Kershaw County
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
    • Pine Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Village
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<2>
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • 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.
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<2>
  • Lancaster County
    • Union [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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>
    • Camp Creek [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Creek
      • Camp Creek [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek
    • Elgin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<2>
    • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster Mill
      • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Riverside [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Lancaster County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
  • Lee County
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<2>
    • Elliott [Lee County]
  • Marlboro County
    • Wallace [Marlboro County]
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
      • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<2>
  • Sumter County
  • York County
    • Catawba [York County]
    • Fort Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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>
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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>
  • Anson County (NC)
    • Mineral Springs [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Anson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Peachland [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachland
      • Peachland [Anson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peachland<2>
    • McFarlan [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarlan
      • McFarlan [Anson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarlan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarlan
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
    • Polkton [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkton
      • Polkton [Anson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkton
    • Wadesboro [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadesboro
      • Wadesboro [Anson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadesboro<2>
    • Sugar Town [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Town
      • Sugar Town [Anson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Town
    • Lilesville [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilesville
      • Lilesville [Anson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilesville 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 Lilesville<2>
    • Ansonville [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansonville
      • Ansonville [Anson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansonville
  • 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 northwest of Jefferson
      • 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>
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matthews
      • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<2>
    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint Hill
      • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<2>
  • Richmond County (NC)
    • Rockingham [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockingham
      • Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockingham<2>
  • Stanly County (NC)
    • Oakboro [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakboro
      • Oakboro [Stanly County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakboro<2>
    • Stanfield [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanfield
      • Stanfield [Stanly County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanfield<2>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Trinity [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Allens Crossroads [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Crossroads
      • Allens Crossroads [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Crossroads
    • Rock Rest [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Rest
      • Rock Rest [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Rest
    • Marshville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshville
      • Marshville [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshville<2>
    • Jackson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Wingate [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wingate<2>
    • Carmel Village [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Village
      • Carmel Village [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel Village
    • Jaars [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaars
      • Jaars [Union County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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
    • Monroe [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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>
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<2>
    • Fairfield [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Jefferson ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Jefferson. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Jefferson and those printed in the larger area surrounding Jefferson.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km] of Jefferson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Jefferson:

  • 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 Jefferson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jefferson.

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 Jefferson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Miller - Lowery Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller - Lowery Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller - Lowery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller - Lowery Cemetery
  • Jefferson Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jefferson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Cemetery
  • Fork Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fork Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fork Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Creek Cemetery
  • Hopewell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
  • Long Branch Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Long Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch Cemetery
  • White Plains Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Plains Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Blackman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackman Cemetery
    • Old Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Pageland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pageland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pageland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pageland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland Cemetery
    • Stroud Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stroud Cemetery
      • 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.
      • Stroud Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroud Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Five Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Five Fork Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Five Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Five Fork Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Fork Cemetery
    • Blakeney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blakeney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blakeney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blakeney Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakeney Cemetery
    • Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Jefferson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Jefferson had a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Jefferson had a population of 704 people.

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

  • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
  • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, White Plains had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
  • Catarrh [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catarrh
    • Catarrh [Chesterfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Jefferson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Catarrh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catarrh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catarrh
  • Taxahaw [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taxahaw
    • Taxahaw [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Taxahaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taxahaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taxahaw
  • Dudley [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
    • Dudley [Chesterfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dudley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
  • Hornsboro [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornsboro
    • Hornsboro [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hornsboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornsboro
  • Continue List ...
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Croghan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Croghan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Croghan<2>
    • Tradesville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tradesville
      • Tradesville [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tradesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tradesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tradesville
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kershaw had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
    • Bay Springs [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Chesterfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Jefferson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bay Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
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      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Primus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Oakhurst [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
      • Oakhurst [Lancaster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
    • Long Pine [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Pine
      • Long Pine [Anson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Long Pine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Pine
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Jefferson
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jefferson ...

While our initial data about Jefferson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Jefferson 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 Jefferson.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Jefferson:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Chesterfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. 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 JeffersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6530, Longitude: -80.3886    
<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>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 Jefferson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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