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Welcome to Starr ...

The town of Starr is located in Anderson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Starr has a population of 190 people<2> (see below for details).

Starr is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Starr is located in the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Starr: 29684<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Starr, you might get a feel for its origin by knowing that their post office opened  in 1892.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Starr had an population of 190 people. This is an increase of 9.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Starr had a population of 173 people. This makes Starr the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 173 people, the population of Starr has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 173 people).

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

Communities Also Named Starr ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Starr - they are located in Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Starr ...

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

  • Anderson
  • Belton
  • Hartwell
  • Honea Path
  • Pendleton
  • Edinburg ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Starr.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,396 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Iva
  • Due West
  • Bowman Ferry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman Ferry
    • Bowman Ferry lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Starr.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 808 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowman Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Ferry
  • Cooleys Ferry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooleys Ferry
    • Cooleys Ferry lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Starr.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooleys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooleys Ferry

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Starr ...

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

Adding Starr to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Starr 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 that we've found for Starr was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8> From that list, the Starr post office opened in 1892.

We also found Starr in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Starr.

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

The official website for Anderson 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 Anderson, 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 Starr.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Starr - 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 Starr). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Starr or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Starr) 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 Starr. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StarrOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3765, Longitude: -82.6946    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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