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Our Genealogy Helper for Kershaw ...

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 Kershaw (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 Kershaw. 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 hospitals and 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.

Kershaw is primarily located in Kershaw County. A portion of Kershaw extends into Lancaster 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 Kershaw County: Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Lancaster, Lee, Richland & Sumter.

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

  • Kershaw County     (The home county of Kershaw)
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • 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 southeast of Kershaw
      • 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 southeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<2>
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
      • 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.
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<2>
  • Chester County
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<2>
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<2>
  • Chesterfield County
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<2>
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<2>
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<2>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<2>
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
      • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<2>
  • Darlington County
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Prestwood Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwood Village
      • Prestwood Village [Darlington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • 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 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • 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]
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<2>
  • Fairfield County
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<2>
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
  • Lancaster County
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Union [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Elgin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Camp Creek [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Creek
      • Camp Creek [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster Mill
      • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<2>
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<2>
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
    • Elliott [Lee County]
  • Richland County
    • Blythewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
      • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<2>
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
  • Sumter County
  • York County
    • Catawba [York County]
    • Roddey [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddey
      • Roddey [York County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Roddey has also been known as:
      • Coates Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roddey
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Fort Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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>
  • Anson County (NC)
    • Peachland [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachland
      • Peachland [Anson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Polkton [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkton
      • Polkton [Anson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • 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
    • McFarlan [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarlan
      • McFarlan [Anson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • 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 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
    • Wadesboro [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadesboro
      • Wadesboro [Anson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadesboro<2>
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<2>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<2>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Trinity [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Jackson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Jaars [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaars
      • Jaars [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Allens Crossroads [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Crossroads
      • Allens Crossroads [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Crossroads
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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 north of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<2>
    • Carmel Village [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Village
      • Carmel Village [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Rock Rest [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Rest
      • Rock Rest [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Rest
    • Monroe [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Wingate [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Marshville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshville
      • Marshville [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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>
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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 Kershaw, see our County-by-County Page for Kershaw.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Kershaw ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kershaw.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Kershaw. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Kershaw and those printed in the larger area surrounding Kershaw.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Kershaw.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Kershaw:

  • 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 Kershaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kershaw.

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

  • Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Hanging Rock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanging Rock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hanging Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Abney Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroud Cemetery
    • Rock Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill Cemetery
    • Fork Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Baskins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baskins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baskins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baskins Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baskins Cemetery
    • Mobley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mobley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mobley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mobley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobley Cemetery
    • Hammond Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hammond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hammond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hammond Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Shamrock Baptist Church 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 Kershaw had a population of 800 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Kershaw had a population of 2,404 people.

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

  • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Kershaw
    • 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>
  • Oakhurst [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
    • Oakhurst [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
    • 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
  • Flat Rock [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Rock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
    • Westville [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<2>
  • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
    • 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
  • Primus [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
    • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Primus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
  • Continue List ...
    • Taxahaw [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taxahaw
      • Taxahaw [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Dekalb [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dekalb
      • Dekalb [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dekalb had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dekalb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dekalb
    • Catarrh [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catarrh
      • Catarrh [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty Hill<2>
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Kershaw
      • 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
    • Cantey [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantey
      • Cantey [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Kershaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cantey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantey
    • Tradesville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tradesville
      • Tradesville [Lancaster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • 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
    • New Cut [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cut
      • New Cut [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Cut had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cut

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kershaw ...

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

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 Kershaw:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kershaw. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Kershaw) 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 Kershaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KershawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kershaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5481, Longitude: -80.5823    
<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 Kershaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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