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Welcome to Latta ...

The town of Latta is located in Dillon County<1> (at the time of its founding, Latta was located in Marion County).

While we don't have a date for the founding of Latta, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Latta has a population of 1,279 people<2> (see below for details).

Latta is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Latta is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Latta: 29565<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Latta had an population of 1,279 people. This is a decrease of 7.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Latta had a population of 1,379 people. This makes Latta the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Latta represents 0.03% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 135th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,379 people, the population of Latta decreased 2.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,410 people).

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

Communities Also Named Latta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Latta - they are located in Indiana, Oklahoma, Ontario and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Latta ...

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

  • Dillon
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Marion
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Mullins
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Rowland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
    • Rowland is located in Robeson County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland <5>
  • Quinby
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake View
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Clio
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
    • Clio is located in Marlboro County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio <5>
  • Nichols
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Sellers
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Marietta
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Marietta is located in Robeson County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Latta ...

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

Adding Latta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Latta 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 Latta was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Latta post office opened in 1888.

We also found Latta in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Latta.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Dillon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Latta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Latta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Latta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Latta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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