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Johnston, South Carolina

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Welcome to Johnston ...

The town of Johnston is located in Edgefield County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Johnston has a population of 2,392 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Johnston is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Johnston: (803)

The ZIP code for Johnston: 29832<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Johnston had an population of 2,392 people. This is an increase of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Johnston had a population of 2,362 people (or 8.75% of the total population of Edgefield County). This makes Johnston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Johnston represents 0.05% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,362 people, the population of Johnston increased 1.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,336 people).

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

Communities Also Named Johnston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Johnston - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Johnston ...

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

  • Aiken [Aiken County]
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    • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County]
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    • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Edgefield [Edgefield County]
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    • Edgefield [Edgefield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Batesburg [Lexington County]
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    • Saluda [Saluda County]
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      • Saluda [Saluda County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Leesville [Lexington County]
    • Ridge Spring [Saluda County]
    • Monetta [Aiken County]
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      • Monetta [Aiken County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Trenton [Edgefield County]
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      • Trenton [Edgefield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Ward [Saluda County]
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      • Ward [Saluda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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<6>

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 Johnston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Johnston.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnston. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Johnston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Johnston ...

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

Adding Johnston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Edgefield, 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 Johnston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Johnston - 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 Johnston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Johnston 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Johnston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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