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Our Genealogy Helper for Spartanburg ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Spartanburg (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Spartanburg. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Spartanburg is located in Spartanburg County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Spartanburg County: Polk (NC), Rutherford (NC), Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens & Union.

Below are the counties that are near Spartanburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Spartanburg:

  • Spartanburg County     (The home county of Spartanburg)
    • Drayton [Spartanburg County]
    • Hub City Courts [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub City Courts
      • Hub City Courts [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City Courts
    • Whitney [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
    • Una [Spartanburg County]
    • Saxon [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxon
      • Saxon [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saxon
    • Arcadia [Spartanburg County]
    • Johnson City [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
      • Johnson City [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Southern Shops [Spartanburg County]
    • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]
    • Franklin Village [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Village
      • Franklin Village [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Village
    • Glendale [Spartanburg County]
    • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Camp Croft [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Croft
      • Camp Croft [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Croft
  • Anderson County
    • Piedmont [Anderson County]
    • Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelzer
      • Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelzer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelzer<2>
    • West Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pelzer
      • West Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pelzer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pelzer
    • Williamston [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamston
      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<2>
  • Cherokee County
    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<2>
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<2>
    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gaffney
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
  • Chester County
    • Cabal [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabal
      • Cabal [Chester County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabal
    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrys
  • Greenville County
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<2>
    • Pelham [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Greenville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Five Forks [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Chick Springs [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chick Springs
      • Chick Springs [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chick Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chick Springs
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • O'Neal [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Greenville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
    • Woodland Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Greenville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • East Gate Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gate Village
      • East Gate Village [Greenville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gate Village
    • Taylors [Greenville County]
    • Wade Hampton [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade Hampton
      • Wade Hampton [Greenville County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade Hampton
    • Highland [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Greenville County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Inn
      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Inn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<2>
    • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsonville
      • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<2>
  • Laurens County
    • Tylersville [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Laurens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Gray Court [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Court
      • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Court
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<2>
    • Green Pond [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
      • Green Pond [Laurens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
    • Laurens [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurens
      • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<2>
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
    • Kinards [Laurens County]
    • Mountville [Laurens County]
  • Newberry County
    • Whitmire [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
      • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<2>
  • Pickens County
    • Easley [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easley
      • Easley [Pickens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<2>
  • Union County
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<2>
    • Bonham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonham
      • Bonham [Union County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonham
    • Buffalo [Union County]
    • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
      • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<2>
    • Bailey Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Union County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<2>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<2>
  • York County
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Grove<2>
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<2>
    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<2>
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<2>
    • McConnells [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnells
      • McConnells [York County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnells<2>
  • Cleveland County (NC)
    • Cliffside [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliffside
      • Cliffside [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliffside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffside
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
      • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<2>
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
    • Earl [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
    • Sharon [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Brittain Village [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brittain Village
      • Brittain Village [Cleveland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brittain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain Village
    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lattimore
      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore
    • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson Springs
      • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Springs
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<2>
    • Shelby [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<2>
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
  • Henderson County (NC)
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<2>
    • Tuxedo [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo
      • Tuxedo [Henderson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuxedo<2>
    • Zirconia [Henderson County]
    • East Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Flat Rock
      • East Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Flat Rock<2>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<2>
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
      • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<2>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<2>
  • Polk County (NC)
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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    • Columbus [Polk County]
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      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
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    • Lynn [Polk County]
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      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
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      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rutherford County (NC)
    • Harris [Rutherford County]
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      • Harris [Rutherford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Springs [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Rutherford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Henrietta [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Rutherford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
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    • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Mush
      • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
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    • Caroleen [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caroleen
      • Caroleen [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
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    • Shiloh [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Six Points [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Points
      • Six Points [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
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    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
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    • Concord [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Rutherford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostic
      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Spartanburg, see our County-by-County Page for Spartanburg.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Spartanburg ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spartanburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Spartanburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Spartanburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Spartanburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 5 miles [8 km] of Spartanburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Spartanburg:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Spartanburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spartanburg.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Spartanburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Arkwright Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arkwright Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arkwright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Magnola Cemetery
  • Seay Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cemetery Hill
  • Old City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old City Cemetery
    • Old City Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Freemans Cemetery
    • New Colored Cemetery
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  • Oakwood Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincoln Memorial Gardens
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Liberty Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cedar Spring Cemetery
    • Bagwell Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bagwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lee Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glendale Methodist Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glendale Methodist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arrowood Baptist Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arrowood Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowood Baptist Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spartanburg had a population of 5,544 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Spartanburg had a population of 37,317 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Spartanburg, with the one closest to Spartanburg listed first.

  • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spartanburg
    • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,544 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,317 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spartanburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spartanburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spartanburg<2>
  • Whitney [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
    • Whitney [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 336 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitney had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairforest
    • Fairforest [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairforest had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairforest<2>
  • Glendale [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 468 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glendale had a post office and railroad service
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  • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Converse
    • Converse [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Converse had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Clifton [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,639 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Golightly [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golightly
      • Golightly [Spartanburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Golightly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golightly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Zion [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Zion
      • Mount Zion [Spartanburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Zion had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moore [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore
      • Moore [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moore had a post office and railroad service
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    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
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      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 349 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cowpens had a post office and railroad service
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    • Campton [Spartanburg County]
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      • Campton [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Campton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campton
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellford
      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 305 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wellford had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<2>
    • Walnut Grove [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Spartanburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Spartanburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Glenn Springs [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Springs
      • Glenn Springs [Spartanburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenn Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Springs
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacolet
      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,125 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pacolet had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spartanburg. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spartanburg.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spartanburg ...

While our initial data about Spartanburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Spartanburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Spartanburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Spartanburg:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Spartanburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Spartanburg for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spartanburg. See our Misc Page for Spartanburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spartanburg: www.cityofspartanburg.org/

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spartanburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spartanburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpartanburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spartanburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9515, Longitude: -81.9327    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spartanburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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