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Our Genealogy Helper for Owings ...

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 Owings (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 Owings. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Owings is located in Laurens 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 Laurens County: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Newberry, Spartanburg & Union.

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

  • Laurens County     (The home county of Owings)
    • Gray Court [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Court
      • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Court
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<2>
    • Green Pond [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
      • Green Pond [Laurens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
    • Laurens [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurens
      • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<2>
    • Tylersville [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Princeton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Ekom [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekom
      • Ekom [Laurens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekom
    • Cold Point [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Point
      • Cold Point [Laurens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Point
    • Lisbon [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Laurens County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Waterloo [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<2>
    • Mountville [Laurens County]
    • Collins Lakeside Village [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Lakeside Village
      • Collins Lakeside Village [Laurens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins Lakeside Village
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
  • Abbeville County
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware Shoals
      • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<2>
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honea Path
      • Honea Path [Abbeville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honea Path
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honea Path<2>
    • Donalds [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donalds
      • Donalds [Abbeville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donalds<2>
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due West
      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Due West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<2>
    • Level Land [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Land
      • Level Land [Abbeville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Land have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Land
    • Abbeville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Abbeville County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<2>
  • Anderson County
    • Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelzer
      • Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelzer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelzer<2>
    • Piedmont [Anderson County]
    • West Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pelzer
      • West Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pelzer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pelzer
    • Williamston [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamston
      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<2>
    • Belton [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belton
      • Belton [Anderson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<2>
    • Powderville [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderville
      • Powderville [Anderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderville
    • Anderson Village [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson Village
      • Anderson Village [Anderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anderson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Village
    • Anderson [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
      • Anderson [Anderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson<2>
    • Caldwell Village [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caldwell Village
      • Caldwell Village [Anderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caldwell Village
    • La France [Anderson County]
    • Sandy Springs [Anderson County]
    • Starr [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starr
      • Starr [Anderson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starr<2>
    • Pendleton [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Anderson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<2>
  • Cherokee County
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<2>
  • Greenville County
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Inn
      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Inn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<2>
    • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsonville
      • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<2>
    • Woodland Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • Lickville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lickville
      • Lickville [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lickville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lickville
    • Five Forks [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Greenville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Mauldin [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mauldin
      • Mauldin [Greenville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mauldin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mauldin<2>
    • Conestee [Greenville County]
    • Pelham [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • East Gate Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gate Village
      • East Gate Village [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gate Village
    • Pine Hill Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill Village
      • Pine Hill Village [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill Village
    • Golden Grove [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Grove
      • Golden Grove [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Grove
    • Gantt [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gantt
      • Gantt [Greenville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gantt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gantt
    • Dunean [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunean
      • Dunean [Greenville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunean have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunean
  • Greenwood County
    • Cokesbury [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokesbury
      • Cokesbury [Greenwood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokesbury
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<2>
    • Coronaca [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronaca
      • Coronaca [Greenwood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronaca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronaca
    • Grendel Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grendel Village
      • Grendel Village [Greenwood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grendel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grendel Village
    • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Village
      • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Village
    • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<2>
    • Ninety Six [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninety Six
      • Ninety Six [Greenwood County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninety Six
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ninety Six<2>
    • Bradley [Greenwood County]
  • Newberry County
    • Whitmire [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
      • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<2>
    • Chappells [Newberry County]
    • Smyrna [Newberry County]
    • Silverstreet [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverstreet
      • Silverstreet [Newberry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverstreet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverstreet<2>
    • Newberry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberry
      • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<2>
  • Pickens County
    • Easley [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easley
      • Easley [Pickens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<2>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<2>
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<2>
    • Norris [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Pickens County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<2>
    • Central [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Pickens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,452 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<2>
    • Clemson [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemson
      • Clemson [Pickens County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemson<2>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<2>
  • Spartanburg County
    • Enoree [Spartanburg County]
    • Crescent [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Woodruff [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<2>
    • Green Pond [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
      • Green Pond [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
    • Cross Anchor [Spartanburg County]
    • Reidville [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidville
      • Reidville [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 693 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidville<2>
    • Moore [Spartanburg County]
    • Roebuck [Spartanburg County]
    • Brookside Village [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside Village
      • Brookside Village [Spartanburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside Village
    • Startex [Spartanburg County]
    • Pauline [Spartanburg County]
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>
    • Franklin Village [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Village
      • Franklin Village [Spartanburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Village
  • Union County
    • Colerain [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colerain
      • Colerain [Union County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colerain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colerain
    • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
      • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buffalo [Union County]
    • Bonham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonham
      • Bonham [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonham
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<2>
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<2>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<2>
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<2>
  • Polk County (NC)
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Owings ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Owings.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Owings, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Owings.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Owings:

  • 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 North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Owings ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Owings.

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

  • Gray Court Cemetery
  • Knight Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knight Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight Cemetery
  • Dials Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dials Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dials Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dials Cemetery
  • Cheek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cheek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cheek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheek Cemetery
  • Friendship Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friendship Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship Cemetery
  • New Harmony Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Harmony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Durbin Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Durbin Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Durbin Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin Creek Cemetery
    • Highland Home Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home Cemetery
    • Green Pond Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Pond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond Cemetery
    • Garrett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garrett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garrett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett Cemetery
    • Wrights Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wrights Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wrights Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrights Cemetery
    • Golden View Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Beulah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
    • Babb Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Babb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babb Cemetery

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Owings had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Owings [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owings
    • Owings [Laurens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Owings
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Owings had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owings
  • Gray Court [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Court
    • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Owings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gray Court had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Court
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<2>
  • Barksdale [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barksdale
    • Barksdale [Laurens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barksdale had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale
  • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Inn
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fountain Inn had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Inn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<2>
  • Ora [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ora
    • Ora [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Owings
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ora had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ora
  • Enoree [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoree
    • Enoree [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Owings
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Enoree had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoree<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hillsville [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
      • Hillsville [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Woodruff [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Owings
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 380 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,507 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodruff had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<2>
    • Fork Shoals [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Shoals
      • Fork Shoals [Greenville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fork Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Shoals
    • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsonville
      • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Owings
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 129 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Simpsonville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<2>
    • Lickville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lickville
      • Lickville [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Owings
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lickville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lickville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lickville
    • Princeton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Owings
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Tylersville [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Laurens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tylersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Hobbyville [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbyville
      • Hobbyville [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Owings
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hobbyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbyville
    • Cashville [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashville
      • Cashville [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Owings
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cashville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashville

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

Mentions & References for Owings

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About Laurens County

About South Carolina

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

The official website for Laurens County: www.laurenscountysc.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Owings) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6310, Longitude: -82.1334       In this case, the coordinates for Owings have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Owings, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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