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Welcome to Jefferson ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Jefferson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

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

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 total 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 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
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Kershaw
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Chesterfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Heath Springs
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • McBee
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Bethune
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Ruby
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Mount Croghan
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • White Plains
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
    • White Plains is located in Chesterfield County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on White Plains
  • Angelus
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
    • Angelus is located in Chesterfield County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Angelus

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jefferson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Jefferson post office opened in 1851.

We also found Jefferson in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jefferson.

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

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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