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Welcome to New Prospect ...

New Prospect is located in Spartanburg County<1>.

The location of New Prospect has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

New Prospect is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for New Prospect: (864)

Communities Also Named New Prospect ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named New Prospect - they are located in Alabama (2), Mississippi, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near New Prospect ...

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

  • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County]
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    • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,317 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spartanburg<5>
  • Greer [Greenville County]
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    • Greer [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<5>
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<5>
  • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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    • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<5>
    • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<5>
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
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      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<5>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<5>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<5>
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<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 New Prospect. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Prospect.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Prospect ...

Looking for more information about New Prospect? 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 New Prospect, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for New Prospect.

Adding New Prospect to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Prospect 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 New Prospect was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Prospect on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Spartanburg County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.sc.us/

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 Spartanburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Prospect - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Prospect) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Prospect. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1323, Longitude: -82.0440       In this case, the coordinates for New Prospect have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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