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Welcome to Oakhurst ...

Oakhurst is located in Lancaster County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Oakhurst, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

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

Oakhurst is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Oakhurst is within the boundaries of the (803) area code.

Communities Also Named Oakhurst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Oakhurst - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Maryland (2), Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Oakhurst ...

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

  • Lancaster
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Pageland
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Kershaw
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Great Falls
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Fort Lawn
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Jefferson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Primus
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
    • Primus is located in Lancaster County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Primus
  • Elgin
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin is located in Lancaster County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Elgin
  • Westville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Union
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union is located in Lancaster County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Union

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakhurst ...

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

Adding Oakhurst to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oakhurst 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 Oakhurst was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oakhurst.

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

The official website for Lancaster County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oakhurst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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