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Plum Branch, South Carolina

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Welcome to Plum Branch ...

The town of Plum Branch is located in McCormick County<1> (at the time of its founding, Plum Branch was located in Edgefield County).

A typical abbreviation for Plum Branch: Plum Br. (or less commonly used: Plum Brnch.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plum Branch has a population of 73 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Plum Branch is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Plum Branch: (864)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plum Branch had an population of 73 people. This is a decrease of 10.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plum Branch had a population of 82 people. This makes Plum Branch the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 82 people, the population of Plum Branch decreased 16.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 98 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plum Branch.

Adding Plum Branch to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities near Plum Branch ...

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

  • Edgefield [Edgefield County]
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    • Edgefield [Edgefield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Plum Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,825 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgefield<5>
  • McCormick [McCormick County]
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    • McCormick [McCormick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Plum Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,320 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCormick<5>
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
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    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Plum Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<5>
  • Hesters Ferry [Lincoln County]
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    • Hesters Ferry [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Plum Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hesters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Parksville [McCormick County]
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      • Parksville [McCormick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Plum Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksville<5>
    • Troy [Greenwood County]
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      • Troy [Greenwood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Plum Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<5>
    • Liberty Hill [McCormick County]
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      • Liberty Hill [McCormick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Plum Branch
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    • Modoc [McCormick County]
    • Bradley [Greenwood County]
    • Clarks Hill [McCormick County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plum Branch ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About McCormick County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including McCormick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plum Branch.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plum Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Plum Branch) 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 Plum Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plum BranchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plum Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8488, Longitude: -82.2599    
<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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