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Welcome to Trenton ...

The town of Trenton is located in Edgefield County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Trenton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1878.

When the people of Trenton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trentonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Trenton has a population of 199 people<3> (see below for details).

Trenton is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Trenton is located in the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Trenton: 29847<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Trenton had an population of 199 people. This is an increase of 1.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Trenton had a population of 196 people. This makes Trenton the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 196 people, the population of Trenton decreased 13.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 226 people).

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

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 40 communities that are also named Trenton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Trenton ...

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

  • Aiken
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • North Augusta
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Edgefield
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Saluda
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Bonair
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonair have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonair
    • Bonair is located in Richmond County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,135 people
  • Burnettown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnettown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnettown
    • Burnettown is located in Aiken County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
  • Johnston
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Ridge Spring
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Monetta
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • National Hills
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National Hills
    • National Hills is located in Richmond County (GA)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Trenton ...

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

Adding Trenton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Trenton 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 Trenton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Trenton post office opened in 1878.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Trenton.

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

The official website for Edgefield 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 Edgefield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Trenton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Trenton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Trenton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Trenton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Trenton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Trenton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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