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Our Genealogy Helper for Olar ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Olar (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Olar. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Olar is located in Bamberg County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bamberg County: Allendale, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton & Orangeburg.

Below are the counties that are near Olar. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Olar:

  • Bamberg County     (The home county of Olar)
    • Govan [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
      • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Govan
    • Denmark [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<2>
    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamberg
      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<2>
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrhardt
      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<2>
  • Aiken County
    • Salley [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salley
      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<2>
    • Windsor [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Aiken County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
    • Perry [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Aiken County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<2>
    • New Ellenton [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ellenton
      • New Ellenton [Aiken County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Ellenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Ellenton<2>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagener
      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<2>
    • Montmorenci [Aiken County]
    • Jackson [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Aiken County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Aiken [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
      • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aiken<2>
  • Allendale County
    • Ulmer [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulmer
      • Ulmer [Allendale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulmer<2>
    • Sycamore [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Allendale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sycamore<2>
    • Allendale [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
      • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<2>
    • Fairfax [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Allendale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,622 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<2>
    • Martin [Allendale County]
  • Barnwell County
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilda
      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<2>
    • Kline [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Barnwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kline<2>
    • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
      • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<2>
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackville
      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<2>
    • Snelling [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
      • Snelling [Barnwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
    • Elko [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Barnwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<2>
    • Whaley [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaley
      • Whaley [Barnwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaley
    • Williston [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Barnwell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
  • Beaufort County
    • Yemassee [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yemassee
      • Yemassee [Beaufort County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yemassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yemassee<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
      • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<2>
  • Colleton County
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<2>
    • Ashton [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Colleton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoaks
      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<2>
    • Williams [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Colleton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<2>
    • Johnsville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Colleton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Olar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Islandton [Colleton County]
    • Ruffin [Colleton County]
    • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sniders Crossroads
      • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sniders Crossroads
    • Canadys [Colleton County]
    • Walterboro [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walterboro
      • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<2>
    • Round O [Colleton County]
  • Dorchester County
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reevesville
      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<2>
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<2>
  • Hampton County
    • Brunson [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunson
      • Brunson [Hampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunson<2>
    • Pond Town [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Town
      • Pond Town [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Town
    • Miley [Hampton County]
    • Crocketville [Hampton County]
    • Gifford [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gifford
      • Gifford [Hampton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gifford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gifford<2>
    • Hampton [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<2>
    • Varnville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnville
      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<2>
    • Luray [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Hampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<2>
    • Estill [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill
      • Estill [Hampton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill<2>
    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
    • Furman [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<2>
    • Scotia [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia [Hampton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia<2>
    • Garnett [Hampton County]
  • Jasper County
  • Lexington County
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<2>
    • Pelion [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelion
      • Pelion [Lexington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelion<2>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Cope [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cope
      • Cope [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cope<2>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<2>
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<2>
    • Springfield [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<2>
    • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolen Town
      • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolen Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolen Town
    • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixty Six
      • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixty Six
    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<2>
    • Neeses [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neeses
      • Neeses [Orangeburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neeses
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neeses<2>
    • Rowesville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowesville
      • Rowesville [Orangeburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowesville<2>
    • Livingston [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Orangeburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Edisto [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto
      • Edisto [Orangeburg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<2>
    • Brookdale [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookdale
      • Brookdale [Orangeburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookdale
  • Burke County (GA)
    • Girard [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girard
      • Girard [Burke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Girard<2>
    • Sardis [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Burke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<2>
  • Screven County (GA)
    • Hilltonia [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltonia
      • Hilltonia [Screven County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltonia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltonia
    • Hiltonia [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiltonia
      • Hiltonia [Screven County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiltonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiltonia<2>
    • Sylvania [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
      • Sylvania [Screven County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvania<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Olar, see our County-by-County Page for Olar.

Newspapers Published in Olar ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olar, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olar.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Olar:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Olar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olar.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Olar covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Starr Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Starr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nimmons Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nimmons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kirkland Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kirkland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Great Saltkehatchie Cemetery
  • Salkehatchie Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salkehatchie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kearse - Barbham Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kearse - Barbham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McMillian Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMillian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Honeyford Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Honeyford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Breland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Breland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Breland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar.
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    • Divers Pond Cemetery
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      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Divers Pond Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Divers Pond Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar.
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2340337<6>
    • Kearse Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kearse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kearse Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar.
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    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar.
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    • Ehrhardt Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ehrhardt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ehrhardt Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar.
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    • McMillian Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMillian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McMillian Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Olar.
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    • Mitchell Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mitchell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Olar.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<7>

While we didn't find Olar in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Olar.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Olar, with the one closest to Olar listed first.

  • Govan [Bamberg County]
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    • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Govan had a post office and railroad service
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  • Ulmer [Allendale County]
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    • Ulmer [Allendale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ulmer had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulmer<2>
  • Sycamore [Allendale County]
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    • Sycamore [Allendale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sycamore had railroad service and no post office
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  • Denmark [Bamberg County]
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    • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Denmark had railroad service and no post office
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<2>
  • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
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    • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Olar
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 696 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bamberg had a post office and railroad service
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  • Ashleigh [Barnwell County]
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    • Ashleigh [Barnwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashleigh had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Allendale [Allendale County]
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      • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Olar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 749 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Allendale had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<2>
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
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      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Olar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 962 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Fairfax [Allendale County]
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      • Fairfax [Allendale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,622 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairfax had railroad service and no post office
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<2>
    • Reynold [Barnwell County]
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      • Reynold [Barnwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reynold had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashton [Colleton County]
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      • Ashton [Colleton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Snelling [Barnwell County]
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      • Snelling [Barnwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snelling had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brunson [Hampton County]
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      • Brunson [Hampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Olar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 470 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brunson had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunson<2>
    • Walker [Barnwell County]
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      • Walker [Barnwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walker had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elko [Barnwell County]
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      • Elko [Barnwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elko had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Olar. See our List of 1890's Communities around Olar.

Mentions & References for Olar

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Bamberg County

About South Carolina

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olar) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Olar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OlarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1812, Longitude: -81.1848    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Olar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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