RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Lake City, South Carolina

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other SC
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Lake City ...

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 Lake City (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 Lake City. 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.

Name Variations for Lake City ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Lake City: Lk. City

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Lake City is located in Florence 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 Florence County: Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Marion, Marlboro & Williamsburg.

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

  • Florence County     (The home county of Lake City)
    • Wren Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren Village
      • Wren Village [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Village
    • Scranton [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Coward [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coward
      • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<3>
    • Hannah [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannah
      • Hannah [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannah
    • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusac Crossroads
      • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusac Crossroads
    • Olanta [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olanta
      • Olanta [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olanta<3>
    • Effingham [Florence County]
    • Pamplico [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplico
      • Pamplico [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplico<3>
    • Danwood [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danwood
      • Danwood [Florence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danwood
    • Jones Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Florence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Johnsonville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonville
      • Johnsonville [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsonville<3>
    • Park City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Tara Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tara Village
      • Tara Village [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tara Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tara Village
  • Berkeley County
    • Saint Stephen [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen
      • Saint Stephen [Berkeley County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Stephen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Stephen<3>
    • Pineville [Berkeley County]
    • Russellville [Berkeley County]
    • Bonneau [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonneau
      • Bonneau [Berkeley County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonneau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonneau<3>
    • Jamestown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Berkeley County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<3>
  • Clarendon County
    • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Crossroads
      • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
    • New Zion [Clarendon County]
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<3>
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<3>
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<3>
    • Summerton [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerton
      • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<3>
  • Darlington County
    • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Crossroads
      • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Crossroads
    • Palmetto [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
      • Palmetto [Darlington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmetto
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<3>
    • Syracuse [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Darlington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
    • Pine Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Darlington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Village
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<3>
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<3>
  • Dillon County
    • Latta [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latta
      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<3>
    • Floydale [Dillon County]
    • Fork [Dillon County]
  • Georgetown County
    • Allentown [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Georgetown County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Carters Crossroads [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Crossroads
      • Carters Crossroads [Georgetown County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Crossroads
    • Willie Towne [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willie Towne
      • Willie Towne [Georgetown County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willie Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willie Towne
    • Andrews [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
      • Andrews [Georgetown County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,866 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<3>
  • Horry County
    • Red Hill [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Horry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Galivants Ferry [Horry County]
    • Aynor [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aynor
      • Aynor [Horry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aynor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<3>
    • Conway [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Horry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<3>
  • Lee County
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
    • Elliott [Lee County]
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<3>
  • Marion County
    • Gresham [Marion County]
    • Centenary [Marion County]
    • Marion [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Rains [Marion County]
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<3>
    • Mullins [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullins
      • Mullins [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullins<3>
  • Sumter County
    • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs Crossroads
      • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs Crossroads
    • Shiloh [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Sumter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayesville
      • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<3>
    • Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
      • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<3>
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
  • Williamsburg County
    • Cades [Williamsburg County]
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Crossroads
    • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrell Crossroad
      • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrell Crossroad
    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstree
      • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<3>
    • Indiantown [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indiantown
      • Indiantown [Williamsburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indiantown
    • Stuckey [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuckey
      • Stuckey [Williamsburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuckey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuckey
    • Salters [Williamsburg County]
    • Hemingway [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemingway
      • Hemingway [Williamsburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemingway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hemingway<3>
    • Nesmith [Williamsburg County]
    • Rome [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Williamsburg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Snow Town [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Town
      • Snow Town [Williamsburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Town
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeleyville
      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<3>
    • Lane [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Williamsburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lake City ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 either 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 Lake City:

  • 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 South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Lake City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake City.

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

  • Lake City Presbyterian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake City Presbyterian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lake City Presbyterian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City Presbyterian Cemetery
  • First Baptist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the First Baptist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the First Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Baptist Cemetery
  • Kelly Cemetery
  • Kelley - McCallister Cemetery
  • Cameron Cemetery
  • Godwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Godwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Godwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godwin Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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 Lake City had a population of 679 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Lake City had a population of 6,445 people.

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

  • Lake City [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lake City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 679 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,445 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
  • Scranton [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 194 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Scranton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
  • Cades [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cades
    • Cades [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cades had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cades
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cades<3>
  • Coward [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coward
    • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coward had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<3>
  • Friendfield [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendfield
    • Friendfield [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Friendfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendfield
  • Hannah [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannah
    • Hannah [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hannah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannah
  • Continue List ...
    • Blossom [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
      • Blossom [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blossom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
    • Fowler [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
      • Fowler [Williamsburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fowler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
    • Hyman [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyman
      • Hyman [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hyman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyman
    • Effingham [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Effingham had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<3>
    • Mouzon [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mouzon
      • Mouzon [Williamsburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mouzon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mouzon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mouzon
    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstree
      • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Lake City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 539 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingstree had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<3>
    • Indiantown [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indiantown
      • Indiantown [Williamsburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 117 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Indiantown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indiantown
    • Seloc [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seloc
      • Seloc [Clarendon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Seloc had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seloc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seloc
    • Bostick [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostick
      • Bostick [Florence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bostick had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bostick

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lake City ...

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

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 Lake City:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Florence County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.org/

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- Lake City) 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 Lake City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8716, Longitude: -79.7528    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Lake City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022