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Welcome to Lancaster ...
The pronunciation of Lancaster: LANK-uh-stur<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Lancaster, you might consider that their post office opened in 1803.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Lancaster has a population of 9,192 people<3> (see below for details).
Lancaster is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Lancaster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Lancaster: (803)
The ZIP codes for Lancaster: 29720-29722<5>
Websites for Lancaster ...
Official Website: www.lancastercitysc.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.lancasterchambersc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 9,192 people. This is an increase of 7.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.41% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 8,526 people (or 11.12% of the total population of Lancaster County). This makes Lancaster the county's most populous community.
The population of Lancaster represents 0.18% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,526 people, the population of Lancaster increased 4.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,177 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lancaster.
Communities Also Named Lancaster ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lancaster.
Communities near Lancaster ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lancaster.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lancaster.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lancaster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lancaster.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...
Looking for more information about Lancaster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Lancaster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lancaster.
Adding Lancaster to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lancaster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lancaster was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).
We also found Lancaster in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Lancaster.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023