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Sheldon, South Carolina

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Welcome to Sheldon ...

Sheldon is located in Beaufort County<1>.

Sheldon is near sea level<2>.

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

Sheldon is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Sheldon: 29941<3>

Communities Also Named Sheldon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Sheldon - they are located in Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Ontario (4), Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sheldon ...

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

  • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
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    • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Sheldon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,516 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<5>
  • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
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    • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Sheldon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<5>
  • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
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    • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Sheldon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<5>
  • Yemassee [Beaufort County]
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    • Yemassee [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Sheldon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yemassee<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lobeco [Beaufort County]
    • Seabrook [Beaufort County]
    • Dale [Beaufort County]
    • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County]
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      • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Sheldon
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    • Barkerville [Hampton County]
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      • Barkerville [Hampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Sheldon
      • Barkerville has also been known as:
      • Haywardville
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    • Burton [Beaufort 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 Sheldon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sheldon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sheldon ...

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

Adding Sheldon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Beaufort, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheldon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Sheldon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sheldon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sheldon) 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 Sheldon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SheldonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheldon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6014, Longitude: -80.7932    
<5>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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