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Welcome to Princeton ...

Princeton is primarily located in Laurens County<1>. A portion of Princeton extends into Greenville County.

The location of Princeton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Princeton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Princetonian<3>

Princeton is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Princeton: (864)

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Princeton: This one is located in Laurens County and the other is located in Horry County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 43 communities that are also named Princeton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Princeton ...

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

  • Mauldin [Greenville County]
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    • Mauldin [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,562 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mauldin<6>
  • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
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    • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<6>
  • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
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    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<6>
  • Laurens [Laurens County]
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    • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belton [Anderson County]
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      • Belton [Anderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,484 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<6>
    • Williamston [Anderson County]
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      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<6>
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
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      • Honea Path [Abbeville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honea Path<6>
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
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      • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,152 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<6>
    • Pelzer [Anderson County]
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      • Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelzer<6>
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
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      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Princeton
      • 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<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeton ...

Looking for more information about Princeton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Princeton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Princeton.

Adding Princeton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Laurens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Princeton. 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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Laurens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 Princeton 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 Princeton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Princeton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Princeton) 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 Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrincetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4971, Longitude: -82.2871       In this case, the coordinates for Princeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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