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Welcome to Monticello ...

Monticello is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The pronunciation of Monticello: 'MONT-i-SELL-oh' -- not 'MONT-i-CHEL-oh'<2>

Monticello is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Monticello lies within the (803) area code.

Websites for Monticello ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairfieldchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Monticello, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Monticello ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Monticello - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Monticello ...

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

  • Irmo [Lexington County]
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    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Monticello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<5>
  • Newberry [Newberry County]
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    • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Monticello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<5>
  • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
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    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Monticello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<5>
  • Chapin [Lexington County]
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    • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Monticello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
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      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<5>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
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      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Monticello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<5>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<5>
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Monticello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<5>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<5>
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Monticello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monticello ...

Looking for more information about Monticello? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Monticello, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Monticello.

Adding Monticello to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Monticello in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Monticello was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Monticello on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Fairfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Monticello. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monticello - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monticello) 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 Monticello. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonticelloOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monticello. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3525, Longitude: -81.2985    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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