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Welcome to Sharon ...

The town of Sharon is located in York County<1>.

The pronunciation of Sharon: shay-run<2>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sharon has a population of 628 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Sharon is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Sharon: (803)

The ZIP code for Sharon: 29742<6>

Websites for Sharon ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yorkcountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Sharon, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sharon had an population of 628 people. This is an increase of 27.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 49.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sharon had a population of 494 people. This makes Sharon the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Sharon represents 0.01% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 191st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 494 people, the population of Sharon increased 17.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 421 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

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

Beyond South Carolina, there are 55 communities that are also named Sharon - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sharon ...

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

  • Rock Hill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<8>
  • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<8>
  • Tega Cay [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
    • Tega Cay [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<8>
  • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<8>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<8>
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<8>
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<8>
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<8>
    • Hickory Grove [York County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sharon ...

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

Adding Sharon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for York County: www.yorkcountygov.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 York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Sharon. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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 Sharon 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 Sharon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sharon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Sharon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sharon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Sharon) 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 Sharon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SharonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9514, Longitude: -81.3395    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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