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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The town of Jefferson is located in Chesterfield County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson has a population of 705 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Jefferson is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Jefferson is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Jefferson: 29718<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson had an population of 705 people. This is a decrease of 6.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson had a population of 753 people. This makes Jefferson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Jefferson represents 0.02% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 169th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 753 people, the population of Jefferson increased 6.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 704 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jefferson ...

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

  • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
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    • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<6>
  • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
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    • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<6>
  • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
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    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<6>
  • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
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    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
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      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<6>
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
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      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<6>
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
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      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<6>
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
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      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Croghan<6>
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
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      • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson
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    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
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      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson
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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 Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jefferson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

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

Adding Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Chesterfield, 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 Jefferson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - 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 Jefferson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson) 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 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    
<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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