RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of South Carolina >> Marlboro County >> TatumIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
South Carolina


The Commemorative Quarter for South Carolina







Welcome to Tatum ...

The town of Tatum is located in Marlboro County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Tatum, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tatum has a population of 68 people<2> (see below for details).

Tatum is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Tatum lies within the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Tatum: 29594<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tatum had an population of 68 people. This is a decrease of 9.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tatum had a population of 75 people. This makes Tatum the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 75 people, the population of Tatum increased 8.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 69 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tatum ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Tatum - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Tatum ...

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

  • Laurinburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurinburg
    • Laurinburg is located in Scotland County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg <6>
  • Bennettsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Hamlet
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
    • Hamlet is located in Richmond County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet <6>
  • Dillon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Cheraw
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
    • Cheraw is located in Chesterfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw <6>
  • Maxton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxton
    • Maxton is located in Robeson County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxton <6>
  • Rowland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
    • Rowland is located in Robeson County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland <6>
  • Dobbins Heights
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbins Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbins Heights
    • Dobbins Heights is located in Richmond County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
  • Clio
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
    • Clio is located in Marlboro County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio <6>
  • Society Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tatum ...

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

Adding Tatum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tatum in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Tatum was on a map titled Road Map for South Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tatum.

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

The official website for Marlboro County: www.marlborocounty.sc.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Marlboro, 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 Tatum.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tatum - 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 Tatum). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tatum or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 21 Feb 2024