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Welcome to Seneca ...

Seneca is located in Oconee County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Seneca has a population of 8,509 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Seneca is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Seneca: (864)

The ZIP code for Seneca: 29678<4>

Websites for Seneca ...

Official Website: www.seneca.sc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seneca had an population of 8,509 people. This is an increase of 5.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seneca had a population of 8,102 people (which is 10.91% of the total population of Oconee County). This makes Seneca the county's most populous community.

The population of Seneca represents 0.18% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,102 people, the population of Seneca increased 5.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,652 people).

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

Communities Also Named Seneca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Seneca - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Seneca ...

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

  • Clemson [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemson
    • Clemson [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemson<6>
  • Central [Pickens County]
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    • Central [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,452 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<6>
  • Walhalla [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walhalla
    • Walhalla [Oconee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,460 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<6>
  • Jarrett [Stephens County]
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    • Jarrett [Stephens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Seneca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrett
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pendleton [Anderson County]
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      • Pendleton [Anderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<6>
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
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      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<6>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
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      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Westminster [Oconee County]
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      • Westminster [Oconee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<6>
    • Lavonia [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavonia
      • Lavonia [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavonia<6>
    • Norris [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<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 Seneca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Seneca.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Seneca. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Seneca.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seneca ...

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

Adding Seneca to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Seneca: www.seneca.sc.us/

The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeesc.com/

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 Oconee, 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 Seneca.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Seneca - 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 community (such as Seneca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Seneca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Seneca) 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 Seneca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SenecaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seneca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6857, Longitude: -82.9533    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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