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Welcome to Society Hill ...

The town of Society Hill is located in Darlington County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Society Hill, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1818.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Society Hill has a population of 527 people<2> (see below for details).

Society Hill is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Society Hill is within the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Society Hill: 29593<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Society Hill had an population of 527 people. This is a decrease of 6.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Society Hill had a population of 563 people. This makes Society Hill the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Society Hill represents 0.01% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 563 people, the population of Society Hill decreased 19.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 700 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Society Hill.

Communities Also Named Society Hill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Society Hill - they are located in Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Society Hill ...

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

  • Hartsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Bennettsville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Darlington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Cheraw
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Pine Ridge
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
    • Pine Ridge is located in Darlington County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pine Ridge
  • Clio
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Patrick
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Blenheim
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Tatum
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Dovesville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dovesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dovesville
    • Dovesville is located in Darlington County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Dovesville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Society Hill ...

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

Adding Society Hill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Society Hill 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 Society Hill was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Society Hill post office opened in 1818.

We also found Society Hill in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Society Hill.

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

The official website for Darlington County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Darlington, 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 Society Hill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Society Hill - 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 town (such as Society Hill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Society Hill or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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