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Welcome to Kershaw ...

The town of Kershaw is primarily located in Kershaw County<1>. A portion of Kershaw extends into Lancaster County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kershaw, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kershaw has a population of 2,333 people<2> (see below for details).

Kershaw is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Kershaw is within the boundaries of the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Kershaw: 29067<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kershaw had an population of 2,333 people. This is an increase of 29.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kershaw had a population of 1,803 people. This makes Kershaw the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kershaw represents 0.04% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,803 people, the population of Kershaw increased 9.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,645 people).

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

Communities Also Named Kershaw ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Kershaw - they are located in Alabama, Montana, Nevada and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Kershaw ...

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

  • Lancaster
  • Pageland
  • Great Falls
  • Heath Springs
  • McBee
  • Jefferson
  • Bethune
  • Oakhurst
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
    • Oakhurst lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Kershaw.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
  • Westville
  • Pleasant Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Kershaw.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kershaw ...

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

Adding Kershaw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kershaw in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kershaw was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kershaw.

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:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Kershaw, 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 Kershaw.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kershaw - 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 Kershaw). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kershaw 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- Kershaw) 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 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    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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