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Welcome to Oswego ...

Oswego is located in Sumter County<1>.

The pronunciation of Oswego: OSS-we-go<2>

Oswego is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Oswego: (803)

Communities Also Named Oswego ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Oswego - they are located in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana (2), New York, North Carolina, Oregon (3) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Oswego ...

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

  • Sumter [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
    • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Oswego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<5>
  • Bishopville [Lee County]
  • Lamar [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
    • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Oswego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<5>
  • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Oswego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<5>
    • Mulberry [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Sumter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • East Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sumter
      • East Sumter [Sumter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sumter
    • South Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sumter
      • South Sumter [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sumter

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oswego ...

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

Adding Oswego to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Sumter County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.org/

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 Sumter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Oswego. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oswego - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oswego) 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 Oswego. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OswegoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oswego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0080, Longitude: -80.2875    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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