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Our Genealogy Helper for Lancaster ...

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 Lancaster (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 Lancaster. 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 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.

Lancaster is located in Lancaster County and is the County Seat.

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 Lancaster County: Mecklenburg (NC), Union (NC), Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw & York.

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

  • Lancaster County     (The home county of Lancaster)
    • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster Mill
      • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster Mill
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Elgin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Camp Creek [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Creek
      • Camp Creek [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek
    • Riverside [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Union [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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<3>
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
    • Colonial Village [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Lancaster County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
  • Chester County
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • 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<3>
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
    • Smith [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Chester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Eureka Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Mill
      • Eureka Mill [Chester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Mill
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Cornwell [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwell
      • Cornwell [Chester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Gayle Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayle Mill
      • Gayle Mill [Chester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayle Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayle Mill
    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrys
  • Chesterfield County
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<3>
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<3>
    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Croghan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Croghan<3>
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<3>
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<3>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<3>
  • Fairfield County
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Woodward [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward
      • Woodward [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adger
      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adger
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<3>
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
  • Kershaw County
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<3>
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Village
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<3>
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
  • Richland County
    • Blythewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
      • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<3>
  • Union County
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<3>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
  • York County
    • Catawba [York County]
    • Roddey [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddey
      • Roddey [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Roddey has also been known as:
      • Coates Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roddey
    • Lesslie [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lesslie
      • Lesslie [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lesslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesslie
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • 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<3>
    • Fort Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • 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<3>
    • Riverview [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [York County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • India Hook [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for India Hook
      • India Hook [York County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for India Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on India Hook
    • Newport [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [York County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Tega Cay [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<3>
    • McConnells [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnells
      • McConnells [York County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnells<3>
    • Lake Wylie [York County]
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
  • Anson County (NC)
    • Peachland [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachland
      • Peachland [Anson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peachland<3>
    • Polkton [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkton
      • Polkton [Anson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkton
  • Cabarrus County (NC)
    • Midland [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Cabarrus County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<3>
  • Gaston County (NC)
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<3>
    • McAdenville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAdenville
      • McAdenville [Gaston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAdenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAdenville<3>
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<3>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Providence [Mecklenburg County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Mecklenburg County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matthews
      • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<3>
    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint Hill
      • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<3>
    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
      • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<3>
  • Stanly County (NC)
    • Stanfield [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanfield
      • Stanfield [Stanly County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanfield<3>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Jaars [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaars
      • Jaars [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaars
    • Jackson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<3>
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<3>
    • Trinity [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<3>
    • White Oak [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Union County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
    • Carmel Village [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Village
      • Carmel Village [Union County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Rest
    • Monroe [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<3>
    • Allens Crossroads [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Crossroads
      • Allens Crossroads [Union County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Crossroads

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lancaster ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lancaster. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lancaster and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lancaster.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of Lancaster.

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 Lancaster:

  • 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 Lancaster ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lancaster.

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

  • Old Presbyterian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Presbyterian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Presbyterian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Clinton Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clinton Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clinton Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton Memorial Cemetery
  • West Side Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Side Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Side Cemetery
  • Lancaster Memorial Park
  • Caskey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caskey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caskey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caskey Cemetery
  • Shiloh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiloh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Waxhaw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waxhaw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waxhaw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw Cemetery
    • Cureton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cureton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cureton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cureton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cureton Cemetery
    • Elmwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Elmwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Carmel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Union Ezella Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Ezella Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Ezella Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Ezella Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Ezella Cemetery
    • Camp Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Camp Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek Cemetery
    • Wrens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wrens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wrens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wrens Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrens Cemetery
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Carmel Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Stinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stinson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson 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>

While we didn't find Lancaster in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lancaster.

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

  • Caskey [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caskey
    • Caskey [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Caskey had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caskey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caskey
  • Riverside [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverside had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
  • New Cut [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cut
    • New Cut [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cut
  • Landsford [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landsford
    • Landsford [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Landsford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landsford
  • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Lawn had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
  • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
  • Continue List ...
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Primus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Wyck
      • Van Wyck [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Wyck had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Wyck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Wyck<3>
    • Walkersville [Union County] - Historic
      • While Walkersville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Union County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walkersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bascomville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bascomville
      • Bascomville [Chester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bascomville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bascomville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bascomville
    • Oakhurst [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
      • Oakhurst [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
    • Catawba [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Catawba had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catawba<3>
    • Tradesville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tradesville
      • Tradesville [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tradesville
    • Roddey [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddey
      • Roddey [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roddey had a post office and railroad service
      • Roddey has also been known as:
      • Coates Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roddey
    • Harmony [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harmony had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Lancaster County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster: www.lancastercitysc.com/

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7212, Longitude: -80.7712    
<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 Lancaster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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