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Welcome to Snelling ...

The town of Snelling is located in Barnwell County<1>.

The location of Snelling has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Snelling, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Snelling has a population of 261 people<3> (see below for details).

Snelling is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Snelling is within the (803) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Snelling had an population of 261 people. This is a decrease of 4.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Snelling had a population of 274 people. This makes Snelling the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 274 people, the population of Snelling increased 11.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 246 people).

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

Communities Also Named Snelling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Snelling - it's located in California.

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

Communities near Snelling ...

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

  • Barnwell
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Williston
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Denmark
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Allendale
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • New Ellenton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Blackville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Hilda
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Olar
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
    • Olar is located in Bamberg County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar <5>
  • Kline
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Elko
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
    • Elko is located in Barnwell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Snelling ...

Looking for more information about Snelling? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Snelling, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Snelling.

Adding Snelling to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Snelling 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 Snelling was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Snelling post office opened in 1885.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Snelling.

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

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Barnwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Snelling.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Snelling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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