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Welcome to Pelion ...

The town of Pelion is located in Lexington County<1>.

The pronunciation of Pelion: PEEL-yun<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pelion has a population of 713 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Pelion is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Pelion lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Pelion: 29123<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pelion had an population of 713 people. This is an increase of 5.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pelion had a population of 674 people. This makes Pelion the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Pelion represents 0.01% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 674 people, the population of Pelion increased 21.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 553 people).

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

Communities near Pelion ...

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

  • Lexington [Lexington County]
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    • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Pelion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<7>
  • West Columbia [Lexington County]
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    • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Pelion
    • 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<7>
  • Cayce [Lexington County]
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    • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Pelion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<7>
  • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County]
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    • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Pelion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesburg-Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesburg-Leesville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Batesburg [Lexington County]
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
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      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Pelion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
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    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
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      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Pelion
      • 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Pelion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
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    • Leesville [Lexington County]
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
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      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Pelion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelion ...

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

Adding Pelion to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

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 Lexington, 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 Pelion. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pelion.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pelion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Pelion). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pelion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pelion) 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 Pelion. 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 PelionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7640, Longitude: -81.2466    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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