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Our Genealogy Helper for Lamar ...

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 Lamar (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 Lamar. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Lamar is located in Darlington 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 Darlington County: Chesterfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lee & Marlboro.

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

  • Darlington County     (The home county of Lamar)
    • Syracuse [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Darlington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
    • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Crossroads
      • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Crossroads
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<2>
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<2>
    • Palmetto [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
      • Palmetto [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmetto
    • Pine Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • 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
    • North Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hartsville
      • North Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hartsville
    • Prestwood Village [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestwood Village
      • Prestwood Village [Darlington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • 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
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Mont Clare [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Clare
      • Mont Clare [Darlington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Clare
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<2>
  • Chesterfield County
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<2>
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<2>
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
      • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<2>
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<2>
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
  • Clarendon County
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<2>
    • New Zion [Clarendon County]
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
    • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Crossroads
      • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<2>
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<2>
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
  • Dillon County
    • Latta [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latta
      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<2>
  • Florence County
    • Cartersville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
      • Cartersville [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<2>
    • Ebenezer [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
      • Ebenezer [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
    • Jones Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Florence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Florence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusac Crossroads
      • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusac Crossroads
    • Danwood [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danwood
      • Danwood [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danwood
    • Siesta Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siesta Village
      • Siesta Village [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siesta Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siesta Village
    • 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 east of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tara Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tara Village
    • Olanta [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olanta
      • Olanta [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olanta<2>
    • Park City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Florence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Quinby [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinby
      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<2>
    • Effingham [Florence County]
  • Kershaw County
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<2>
    • Pine Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Kershaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
      • 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
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
  • Lee County
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
    • Elliott [Lee County]
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
  • Marion County
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<2>
    • Marion [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<2>
    • Gresham [Marion County]
  • Marlboro County
    • Brownsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Marlboro County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Drake [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Marlboro County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
    • Blenheim [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blenheim
      • Blenheim [Marlboro County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blenheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blenheim<2>
    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
      • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<2>
    • Wallace [Marlboro County]
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<2>
  • Sumter County
    • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs Crossroads
      • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs Crossroads
    • Shiloh [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<2>
    • Oswego [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • East Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sumter
      • East Sumter [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sumter
    • Mulberry [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
    • Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
      • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<2>
    • South Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sumter
      • South Sumter [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sumter
    • Millwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
      • Millwood [Sumter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
      • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
    • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley Creek Village
      • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley Creek Village
    • Lakewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
  • Williamsburg County
    • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrell Crossroad
      • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrell Crossroad
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Crossroads
    • Cades [Williamsburg County]
    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstree
      • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<2>
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeleyville
      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lamar ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lamar.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lamar. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lamar and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lamar.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Lamar.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lamar:

  • 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 Lamar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lamar.

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

  • Scarborough Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scarborough Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scarborough Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarborough Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • Parnell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parnell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parnell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnell Cemetery
  • Field Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Field Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Field Cemetery
  • Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Cypress Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Lukes Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lukes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar.
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    • Sanders Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sanders Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sanders Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Lamar.
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    • Cartersville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cartersville Cemetery
      • The Cartersville Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Cartersville.More accurately, Cartersville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Lamar.
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    • Byrd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byrd Cemetery
      • Byrd Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar.
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    • Hawkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hawkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hawkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hawkins Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Lamar.
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    • Sansbury Cemetery
    • Mt. Elon Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Elon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Elon Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar.
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    • Anderson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Anderson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lamar.
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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 Lamar had a population of 144 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Lamar had a population of 930 people.

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

  • Lamar [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
    • Lamar [Darlington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lamar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 144 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lamar had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<2>
  • Cartersville [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 314 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cartersville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Oats [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oats
    • Oats [Darlington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oats had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Syracuse [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
    • Syracuse [Darlington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Syracuse had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Philadelphia [Darlington County] - Historic
    • While Philadelphia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
    • Philadelphia [Darlington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Philadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philadelphia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lynchburg [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
    • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynchburg had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 516 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Timmonsville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<2>
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lydia
      • Lydia [Darlington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lydia<2>
    • Atkins [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Atkins had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sardis [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 422 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bishopville had railroad service and no post office
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<2>
    • Ebenezer [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
      • Ebenezer [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ebenezer had a post office and railroad service
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    • Palmetto [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
      • Palmetto [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Palmetto had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 342 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hartsville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<2>
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayesville
      • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lamar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 706 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayesville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lamar ...

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

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 Lamar:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Darlington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Darlington County: www.darcosc.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lamar) 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 Lamar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LamarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lamar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1687, Longitude: -80.0626    
<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 Lamar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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