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Our Genealogy Helper for Johnston ...

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 Johnston (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 Johnston. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Johnston is located in Edgefield 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 Edgefield County: Columbia (GA), Richmond (GA), Aiken, Greenwood, McCormick & Saluda.

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

  • Edgefield County     (The home county of Johnston)
    • Trenton [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Edgefield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<2>
    • Edgefield [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
      • Edgefield [Edgefield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgefield<2>
    • Murphys Estates [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphys Estates
      • Murphys Estates [Edgefield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphys Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphys Estates
    • Colliers [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colliers
      • Colliers [Edgefield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colliers
  • Abbeville County
    • Abbeville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Abbeville County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<2>
  • Aiken County
    • Monetta [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monetta
      • Monetta [Aiken County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monetta<2>
    • Springdale [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Aiken County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Vaucluse [Aiken County]
    • Graniteville [Aiken County]
    • Aiken [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
      • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aiken<2>
    • Warrenville [Aiken County]
    • Nicholson Village [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholson Village
      • Nicholson Village [Aiken County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson Village
    • Gloverville [Aiken County]
    • Langley [Aiken County]
    • Bath [Aiken County]
    • Belvedere [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvedere
      • Belvedere [Aiken County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvedere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvedere
    • Burnettown [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnettown
      • Burnettown [Aiken County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnettown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnettown
    • Camp Rawls [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Rawls
      • Camp Rawls [Aiken County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Rawls
  • Barnwell County
    • Williston [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Barnwell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
    • Elko [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Barnwell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<2>
  • Greenwood County
    • Ninety Six [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninety Six
      • Ninety Six [Greenwood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • 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<2>
    • Springdale [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Greenwood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Fairforest [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairforest
      • Fairforest [Greenwood County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairforest
    • Bradley [Greenwood County]
    • Mathews Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathews Village
      • Mathews Village [Greenwood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathews Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathews Village
    • Panola Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panola Village
      • Panola Village [Greenwood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panola Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola Village
    • Troy [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Greenwood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<2>
    • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<2>
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<2>
  • Lancaster County
  • Laurens County
    • Anglers Haven [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anglers Haven
      • Anglers Haven [Laurens County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anglers Haven
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Hill
      • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<2>
    • Kinards [Laurens County]
    • Mountville [Laurens County]
    • Waterloo [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<2>
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
  • Lexington County
    • Batesburg [Lexington County]
    • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesburg-Leesville
      • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesburg-Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesburg-Leesville
    • Leesville [Lexington County]
    • Summit [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Lexington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Clubhouse Crossroads [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clubhouse Crossroads
      • Clubhouse Crossroads [Lexington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clubhouse Crossroads
    • Gilbert [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Lexington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<2>
    • Lake Village [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Lexington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
    • Pelion [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelion
      • Pelion [Lexington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelion<2>
    • Lexington [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
    • Chapin [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapin
      • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<2>
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<2>
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<2>
  • McCormick County
    • Liberty Hill [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [McCormick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Clarks Hill [McCormick County]
    • Modoc [McCormick County]
    • Parksville [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksville
      • Parksville [McCormick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksville<2>
    • Plum Branch [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Branch
      • Plum Branch [McCormick County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum Branch<2>
    • McCormick [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCormick
      • McCormick [McCormick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCormick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCormick<2>
  • Newberry County
    • Old Town Ferry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town Ferry
      • Old Town Ferry [Newberry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town Ferry
    • Chappells [Newberry County]
    • Silverstreet [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverstreet
      • Silverstreet [Newberry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverstreet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverstreet<2>
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<2>
    • Smyrna [Newberry County]
    • Newberry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberry
      • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<2>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<2>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<2>
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<2>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Springfield [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Orangeburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<2>
  • Richland County
  • Saluda County
    • Ward [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Saluda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ward<2>
    • Ridge Spring [Saluda County]
    • Saluda [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Saluda County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<2>
    • Hickory Grove [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Saluda County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
  • Columbia County (GA)
    • Snead [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
      • Snead [Columbia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snead
    • Lulaville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lulaville
      • Lulaville [Columbia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lulaville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lulaville
    • Martinez [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez
      • Martinez [Columbia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinez have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinez<2>
    • Memory Park [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memory Park
      • Memory Park [Columbia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memory Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memory Park
    • Evans [Columbia County]
    • Arrow Head [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrow Head
      • Arrow Head [Columbia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrow Head
    • Fort Gordon [Columbia County]
    • Grovetown [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grovetown
      • Grovetown [Columbia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grovetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grovetown<2>
    • Appling [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appling
      • Appling [Columbia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Former name for Appling:
      • Applingville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appling<2>
  • Lincoln County (GA)
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<2>
  • Richmond County (GA)
    • Bonair [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonair
      • Bonair [Richmond County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonair have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonair
    • National Hills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National Hills
      • National Hills [Richmond County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on National Hills
    • Augusta [Richmond County]
    • Rockbrook [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockbrook
      • Rockbrook [Richmond County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockbrook
    • Waverly [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Richmond County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Forest Hills [Richmond County]
    • Southgate Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate Village
      • Southgate Village [Richmond County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate Village
    • Fleming Heights [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming Heights
      • Fleming Heights [Richmond County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming Heights
    • Richmond Hills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hills
      • Richmond Hills [Richmond County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hills
    • Fairvale [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairvale
      • Fairvale [Richmond County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairvale
    • Gracewood [Richmond County]
    • De Bruce [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Bruce
      • De Bruce [Richmond County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Bruce
    • Hephzibah [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hephzibah
      • Hephzibah [Richmond County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,936 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hephzibah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hephzibah<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Johnston ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Johnston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Johnston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Johnston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km] of Johnston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Johnston:

  • 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 Georgia
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Johnston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Johnston.

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

  • Mt. of Olives Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. of Olives Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. of Olives Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. of Olives Cemetery
  • Mt. Nebo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Nebo Cemetery
  • Bartley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bartley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bartley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartley Cemetery
  • Lott Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lott Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lott Cemetery
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Dry Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dry Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dry Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Holmes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holmes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holmes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes Cemetery
    • Warren Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warren Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warren Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren Cemetery
    • Herin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Herin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Herin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herin Cemetery
    • Morris Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris Cemetery
    • DeLoach Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DeLoach Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the DeLoach Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeLoach Cemetery
    • Clark Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clark Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Cemetery
    • Bland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland Cemetery
    • Wright Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #71701<4>
    • Raiford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Raiford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Raiford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raiford 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Johnston had a population of 778 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Johnston had a population of 2,395 people.

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

  • Johnston [Edgefield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
    • Johnston [Edgefield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Johnston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 778 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,395 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<2>
  • Trenton [Edgefield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Edgefield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 302 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Trenton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<2>
  • Ridge Spring [Saluda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Spring
    • Ridge Spring [Saluda County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 390 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridge Spring had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Spring
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridge Spring<2>
  • Eureka [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [Aiken County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Meeting Street [Edgefield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeting Street
    • Meeting Street [Edgefield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Meeting Street had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeting Street have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeting Street
  • Milledgeville [Aiken County] - Historic
    • While Milledgeville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milledgeville
    • Milledgeville [Aiken County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milledgeville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milledgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monetta [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monetta
      • Monetta [Aiken County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monetta had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monetta<2>
    • Pleasant Lane [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Lane
      • Pleasant Lane [Edgefield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Johnston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Lane had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Lane
    • Vaucluse [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaucluse
      • Vaucluse [Aiken County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 580 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vaucluse had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaucluse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaucluse<2>
    • Croft [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croft
      • Croft [Aiken County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Croft had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croft
    • Batesburg [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesburg
      • Batesburg [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 528 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Batesburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesburg<2>
    • Leesville [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
      • Leesville [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leesville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesville<2>
    • Colliers [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colliers
      • Colliers [Edgefield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Johnston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Colliers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colliers
    • Graniteville [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [Aiken County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Johnston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,791 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Graniteville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graniteville<2>
    • Samaria [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Johnston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Johnston ...

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

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.

Note for Johnston:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Edgefield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Edgefield County: www.edgefieldcounty.sc.gov/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Johnston) 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 Johnston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JohnstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8320, Longitude: -81.8010    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Johnston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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