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Welcome to Philadelphia ...

So far, we have found very little information about Philadelphia. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Philadelphia to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Philadelphia, please Contact Us.


Philadelphia would have been located within present day Darlington County<2>.

The location of Philadelphia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Philadelphia referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Philadelphian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Philadelphia is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Philadelphia was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Philadelphia once stood is in the (843) area code.

Communities Also Named Philadelphia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Philadelphia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (4) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Philadelphia ...

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

  • Florence [Florence County]
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    • Florence [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<7>
  • Hartsville [Darlington County]
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    • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<7>
  • Darlington [Darlington County]
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    • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<7>
  • Bishopville [Lee County]
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    • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<7>
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    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
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      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<7>
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
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      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Philadelphia
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    • Lamar [Darlington County]
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      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<7>
    • Quinby [Florence County]
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      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<7>
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
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      • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<7>
    • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County]
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      • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Philadelphia
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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 Philadelphia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Philadelphia.

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

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

Adding Philadelphia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Philadelphia in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Philadelphia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Darlington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Darlington County: www.darcosc.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Philadelphia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Darlington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Philadelphia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Philadelphia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philadelphia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Philadelphia) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philadelphia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2402, Longitude: -79.9831       In this case, the coordinates for Philadelphia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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