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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).

While we don't have a date for the founding of Plum Branch, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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).

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

Plum Branch is within the boundaries of the (864) area code.

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.

Communities near Plum Branch ...

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

  • Edgefield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • McCormick
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Lincolnton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Hesters Ferry
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hesters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesters Ferry
    • Hesters Ferry is located in Lincoln County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
  • Parksville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Troy
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Greenwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <4>
  • Liberty Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
    • Liberty Hill is located in McCormick County
  • Modoc
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Bradley
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Clarks Hill
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Plum Branch was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Plum Branch.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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