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Welcome to Olar ...

The town of Olar is located in Bamberg County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Olar has a population of 231 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Olar.

Olar is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Olar: (803)

The ZIP code for Olar: 29843<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olar had an population of 231 people. This is a decrease of 10.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olar had a population of 257 people. This makes Olar the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 257 people, the population of Olar increased 8.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 237 people).

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

Communities near Olar ...

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

  • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
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    • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<6>
  • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
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    • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<6>
  • Denmark [Bamberg County]
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    • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<6>
  • Allendale [Allendale County]
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    • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Olar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
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      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<6>
    • Fairfax [Allendale County]
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      • Fairfax [Allendale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,622 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<6>
    • Brunson [Hampton County]
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      • Brunson [Hampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunson<6>
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
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      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<6>
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
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      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<6>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
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      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Olar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olar ...

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

Adding Olar to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Olar 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 Olar was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Olar on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Olar. 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 Bamberg, 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 Olar.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olar - 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 Olar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Olar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Olar. 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 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    
<6>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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