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Welcome to Scranton ...

The town of Scranton is located in Florence County<1> (at the time of its founding, Scranton was located in Williamsburg County).

When the people of Scranton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Scrantonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scranton has a population of 837 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Scranton is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Scranton is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Scranton: 29591<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scranton had an population of 837 people. This is a decrease of 10.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scranton had a population of 932 people. This makes Scranton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Scranton represents 0.02% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 151st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 932 people, the population of Scranton decreased 1.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 942 people).

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

Communities Also Named Scranton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Scranton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Scranton ...

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

  • Florence [Florence County]
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    • Florence [Florence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Scranton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<7>
  • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
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    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Scranton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<7>
  • Timmonsville [Florence County]
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    • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Scranton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<7>
  • Johnsonville [Florence County]
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    • Johnsonville [Florence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Scranton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsonville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pamplico [Florence County]
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      • Pamplico [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Scranton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,208 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplico<7>
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
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      • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Scranton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<7>
    • Olanta [Florence County]
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      • Olanta [Florence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Scranton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olanta<7>
    • Stuckey [Williamsburg County]
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      • Stuckey [Williamsburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Scranton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuckey have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wren Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren Village
      • Wren Village [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Village
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
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      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Scranton
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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 Scranton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Scranton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scranton ...

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

Adding Scranton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.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 Florence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 Scranton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Scranton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scranton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scranton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Scranton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scranton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scranton) 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 Scranton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ScrantonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scranton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9172, Longitude: -79.7446    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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