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Welcome to Nichols ...

The town of Nichols is located in Marion County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Nichols, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nichols has a population of 334 people<2> (see below for details).

Nichols is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Nichols is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Nichols: 29581<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nichols had an population of 334 people. This is a decrease of 9.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nichols had a population of 368 people. This makes Nichols the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 368 people, the population of Nichols decreased 9.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 408 people).

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

Communities Also Named Nichols ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Nichols - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York (2), Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Nichols ...

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

  • Dillon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Marion
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Mullins
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Tabor City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Loris
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairmont
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Chadbourn
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Latta
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Aynor
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Fair Bluff
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Bluff
    • Fair Bluff is located in Columbus County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 879 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fair Bluff

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nichols ...

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

Adding Nichols to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nichols 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 Nichols was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nichols.

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Marion, 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 Nichols.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nichols - 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 Nichols). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nichols 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.




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