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Our Genealogy Helper for Orangeburg ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Orangeburg (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 Orangeburg. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Orangeburg is located in Orangeburg County and is the County Seat.

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 Orangeburg County: Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester & Lexington.

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

  • Orangeburg County     (The home county of Orangeburg)
    • Wilkinson Heights [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkinson Heights
      • Wilkinson Heights [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkinson Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkinson Heights
    • Brookdale [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookdale
      • Brookdale [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookdale
    • Edisto [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto
      • Edisto [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto
    • Stilton [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilton
      • Stilton [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilton
    • Wren Village [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren Village
      • Wren Village [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Village
    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamison
      • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamison
    • Rowesville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowesville
      • Rowesville [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowesville<3>
    • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolen Town
      • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolen Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolen Town
    • Cope [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cope
      • Cope [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cope<3>
    • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixty Six
      • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixty Six
    • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<3>
  • Aiken County
    • Salley [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salley
      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<3>
    • Perry [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Aiken County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<3>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagener
      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<3>
    • Windsor [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Aiken County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<3>
  • Allendale County
    • Ulmer [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulmer
      • Ulmer [Allendale County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulmer<3>
    • Sycamore [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Allendale County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sycamore<3>
  • Bamberg County
    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamberg
      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<3>
    • Denmark [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<3>
    • Govan [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
      • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Govan
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrhardt
      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<3>
    • Olar [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
      • Olar [Bamberg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar<3>
  • Barnwell County
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackville
      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<3>
    • Whaley [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaley
      • Whaley [Barnwell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaley
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilda
      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<3>
    • Elko [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Barnwell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<3>
    • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
      • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<3>
    • Williston [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Barnwell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<3>
    • Kline [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Barnwell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kline<3>
    • Snelling [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
      • Snelling [Barnwell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
  • Calhoun County
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • 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<3>
    • Creston [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Calhoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
  • Clarendon County
    • Summerton [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerton
      • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<3>
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<3>
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<3>
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
  • Colleton County
    • Johnsville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Colleton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoaks
      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<3>
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<3>
    • Williams [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Colleton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<3>
    • Ruffin [Colleton County]
    • Canadys [Colleton County]
    • Islandton [Colleton County]
  • Dorchester County
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reevesville
      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<3>
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orangeburg
      • 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<3>
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<3>
    • Dorchester [Dorchester County]
  • Hampton County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lexington County
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<3>
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<3>
    • Pelion [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelion
      • Pelion [Lexington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelion<3>
    • Glenn Village [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Village
      • Glenn Village [Lexington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Village
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<3>
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<3>
    • Lexington [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Richland County
    • Gadsden [Richland County]
    • Pinewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
    • Eastover [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastover<3>
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
    • Bruner [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruner
      • Bruner [Richland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruner
    • Columbia [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Richland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Belmont [Richland County]
  • Sumter County
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<3>
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
      • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Wedgefield has also been known as:
      • Wedgewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<3>
    • Horatio [Sumter County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Orangeburg ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Orangeburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Orangeburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Orangeburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Orangeburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km] of Orangeburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Orangeburg:

  • 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 South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Orangeburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Orangeburg.

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 Orangeburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • First Baptist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the First Baptist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the First Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Baptist Cemetery
  • Sunnyside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunnyside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Cemetery
  • Orangeburg Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orangeburg Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orangeburg Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg Memorial Cemetery
  • Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Belleville Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belleville Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belleville Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bull Swamp Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bull Swamp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Zion Church Cemetery
    • Ebenezer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hubbard Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hubbard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Stephen Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stephen Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crestview Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crestview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wesley Grove UMC Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Grove UMC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wesley Grove UMC Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg.
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    • Prospect Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prospect Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg.
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Stilton [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilton
    • Stilton [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stilton had railroad service and no post office
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  • Felder [Orangeburg County]
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    • Felder [Orangeburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Felder had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
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    • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 134 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jamison had a post office and railroad service
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  • Rowesville [Orangeburg County]
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    • Rowesville [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rowesville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
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    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 524 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Matthews had a post office and railroad service
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  • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County]
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    • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sixty Six had railroad service and no post office
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    • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
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      • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowman had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Boiling Spring [Orangeburg County] - Historic
      • While Boiling Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring
      • Boiling Spring [Orangeburg County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boiling Spring had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 732 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Branchville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
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      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elloree had a post office and railroad service
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    • North [Orangeburg County]
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      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North had railroad service and no post office
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    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
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      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Orangeburg
      • 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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    • Fifty Eight [Orangeburg County] - Historic
      • While Fifty Eight was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fifty Eight
      • Fifty Eight [Orangeburg County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Orangeburg
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fifty Eight had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fifty Eight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Felderville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Felderville [Orangeburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Felderville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felderville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Parler [Orangeburg County]
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      • Parler [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parler had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Orangeburg. See our List of 1890's Communities around Orangeburg.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Orangeburg ...

While our initial data about Orangeburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Orangeburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Orangeburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Orangeburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Orangeburg for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Orangeburg. See our Misc Page for Orangeburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in South Carolina

About Orangeburg County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orangeburg: www.orangeburg.sc.us/

The official website for Orangeburg County: www.orangeburgcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orangeburg) 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 Orangeburg. 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 OrangeburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orangeburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4933, Longitude: -80.8555    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Orangeburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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