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Welcome to Timmonsville ...

The town of Timmonsville is located in Florence County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Timmonsville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1853.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Timmonsville has a population of 2,358 people<2> (see below for details).

Timmonsville is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Timmonsville is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Timmonsville: 29161<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Timmonsville had an population of 2,358 people. This is an increase of 1.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Timmonsville had a population of 2,320 people. This makes Timmonsville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Timmonsville represents 0.05% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,320 people, the population of Timmonsville has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,315 people).

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

Communities near Timmonsville ...

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

  • Florence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Hartsville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Darlington
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Bishopville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Lamar
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
    • Lamar is located in Darlington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar <5>
  • Quinby
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Scranton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Turbeville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Coward
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Mayesville
    (18 miles [29 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 Timmonsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Timmonsville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Timmonsville. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Timmonsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Timmonsville ...

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

Adding Timmonsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Timmonsville 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 Timmonsville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Timmonsville post office opened in 1853.

We also found Timmonsville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Timmonsville.

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

The official website for Florence 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 Florence, 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 Timmonsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Timmonsville - 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 Timmonsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Timmonsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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