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Our Genealogy Helper for Swansea ...

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 Swansea (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 Swansea. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Swansea is located in Lexington County.

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 Lexington County: Aiken, Calhoun, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland & Saluda.

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

  • Lexington County     (The home county of Swansea)
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<2>
    • Pelion [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelion
      • Pelion [Lexington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelion<2>
    • Glenn Village [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Village
      • Glenn Village [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Village
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<2>
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Red Bank [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Oak Grove [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lexington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<2>
    • Lexington [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
    • Seven Oaks [Lexington County]
    • Gilbert [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Lexington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<2>
  • Aiken County
    • Perry [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Aiken County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<2>
    • Salley [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salley
      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<2>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagener
      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<2>
    • Seivern [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seivern
      • Seivern [Aiken County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seivern
    • Camp Rawls [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Rawls
      • Camp Rawls [Aiken County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Rawls
    • Windsor [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Aiken County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
    • Monetta [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monetta
      • Monetta [Aiken County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monetta<2>
    • Montmorenci [Aiken County]
    • Aiken [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
      • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aiken<2>
    • New Ellenton [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ellenton
      • New Ellenton [Aiken County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Ellenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Ellenton<2>
  • Bamberg County
    • Denmark [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<2>
    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamberg
      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<2>
    • Govan [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
      • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Govan
    • Olar [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
      • Olar [Bamberg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar<2>
  • Barnwell County
    • Whaley [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaley
      • Whaley [Barnwell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaley
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackville
      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<2>
    • Elko [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Barnwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<2>
    • Williston [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Barnwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilda
      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<2>
    • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
      • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<2>
    • Snelling [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
      • Snelling [Barnwell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
  • Calhoun County
    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
      • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<2>
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Creston [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
  • Edgefield County
    • Johnston [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
      • Johnston [Edgefield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<2>
  • Fairfield County
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<2>
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
  • Kershaw County
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<2>
  • Lancaster County
  • Newberry County
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<2>
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<2>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<2>
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<2>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodford
      • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodford
    • North [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North
      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<2>
    • Livingston [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Orangeburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Neeses [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neeses
      • Neeses [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neeses
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neeses<2>
    • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolen Town
      • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolen Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolen Town
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<2>
    • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamison
      • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamison
    • Springfield [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<2>
    • Stilton [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilton
      • Stilton [Orangeburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilton
    • Edisto [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto
      • Edisto [Orangeburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto
    • Brookdale [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookdale
      • Brookdale [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookdale
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<2>
    • Wilkinson Heights [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkinson Heights
      • Wilkinson Heights [Orangeburg County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkinson Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkinson Heights
  • Richland County
    • Hollywood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Valencia Heights [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia Heights
      • Valencia Heights [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia Heights
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
    • Pinewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
    • Columbia [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
    • Bruner [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruner
      • Bruner [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruner
    • Capitol View [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol View
      • Capitol View [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol View
    • Gadsden [Richland County]
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
      • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Saint Andrews [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Andrews
      • Saint Andrews [Richland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Andrews
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
  • Saluda County
    • Ridge Spring [Saluda County]
    • Ward [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Saluda County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ward<2>
  • Sumter County
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
      • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Swansea
      • Wedgefield has also been known as:
      • Wedgewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<2>
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<2>
    • Horatio [Sumter County]
    • Rembert [Sumter County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Swansea, see our County-by-County Page for Swansea.

Newspapers Published in Swansea ...

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 180 newspapers that have been published in the area around Swansea.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Swansea, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Swansea.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Swansea:

  • 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 South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Swansea ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Swansea.

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 Swansea covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Neese Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neese Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neese Cemetery
  • Reichter - Richter Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reichter - Richter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Bachman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bachman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bachman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachman Cemetery
  • Jeffcoat - Chaney Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jeffcoat - Chaney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Leaird Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leaird Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaird Cemetery
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    • Trinity UMC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity UMC Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity UMC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity UMC Cemetery
    • Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Baptist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Penn Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Penn Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Penn Branch Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Penn Branch Baptist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Swansea.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penn Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Hooker Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hooker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hooker Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Swansea.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea.
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    • Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea.
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    • Riverside Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. James Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Swansea.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Swansea had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Swansea had a population of 986 people.

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

  • Swansea [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
    • Swansea [Lexington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Swansea had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<2>
  • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
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    • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodford
  • Gaston [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
    • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gaston had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<2>
  • North [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North
    • North [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<2>
  • Pineridge [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
    • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
  • Sawyerdale [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyerdale
    • Sawyerdale [Orangeburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sawyerdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyerdale
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    • Boiling Spring [Orangeburg County] - Historic
      • While Boiling Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring
      • Boiling Spring [Orangeburg County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Swansea
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boiling Spring had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Perry [Aiken County]
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      • Perry [Aiken County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Perry had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<2>
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
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      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cayce had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<2>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
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      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Swansea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wagener had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<2>
    • Salley [Aiken County]
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      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Swansea
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 252 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Salley had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<2>
    • Childs [Richland County]
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      • Childs [Richland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Swansea
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Childs had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
    • Arthur [Lexington County]
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      • Arthur [Lexington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arthur had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Spring Hill [Lexington County]
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      • Spring Hill [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Swansea
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
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      • Hopkins [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Swansea
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hopkins had railroad service and no post office
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkins<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Swansea ...

While our initial data about Swansea came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Swansea 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 Swansea.

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 Swansea:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swansea: www.ci.swansea.sc.us/

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swansea) 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 Swansea. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SwanseaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swansea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7384, Longitude: -81.1001    
<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>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.
<5>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 Swansea, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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