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Welcome to Scotia ...

The town of Scotia is located in Hampton County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Scotia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scotia has a population of 198 people<2> (see below for details).

Scotia is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Scotia: (803)

The ZIP code for Scotia: 29939<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scotia had an population of 198 people. This is a decrease of 7.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scotia had a population of 215 people. This makes Scotia the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 215 people, the population of Scotia decreased 5.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 227 people).

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

Communities Also Named Scotia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Scotia - they are located in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Scotia ...

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

  • Two Sisters Ferry
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
    • Two Sisters Ferry is located in Effingham County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,063 people
  • Hampton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Varnville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Estill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Fairfax
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Haddonville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
    • Haddonville is located in Effingham County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
  • Brunson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Newington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newington
    • Newington is located in Screven County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newington <6>
  • Gifford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Luray
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scotia ...

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

Adding Scotia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Scotia 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 Scotia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Scotia post office opened in 1891.

We also found Scotia in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Scotia.

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

The official website for Hampton County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Hampton, 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 Scotia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scotia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Scotia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scotia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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