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Walterboro, South Carolina

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Welcome to Walterboro ...

The city of Walterboro is located in Colleton County<1> and is the County Seat for Colleton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Walterboro has a population of 5,405 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Walterboro.

Walterboro is near sea level<3>.

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

Walterboro is located in the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Walterboro: 29488<4>

Websites for Walterboro ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walterboro had an population of 5,405 people. This is an increase of 0.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walterboro had a population of 5,398 people (which is 13.88% of the total population of Colleton County). This makes Walterboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Walterboro represents 0.12% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,398 people, the population of Walterboro increased 4.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,153 people).

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

Communities near Walterboro ...

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

  • Yemassee [Beaufort County]
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    • Yemassee [Beaufort County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Walterboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yemassee<6>
  • Cottageville [Colleton County]
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    • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Walterboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<6>
  • Smoaks [Colleton County]
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    • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Walterboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<6>
  • Williams [Colleton County]
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    • Williams [Colleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Walterboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County]
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      • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Walterboro
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    • Round O [Colleton County]
    • Canadys [Colleton County]
    • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County]
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      • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Walterboro
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    • Ruffin [Colleton County]
    • Green Pond [Colleton County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Walterboro. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Walterboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walterboro ...

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

Adding Walterboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Walterboro was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Walterboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Walterboro on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Colleton County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walterboro:

The official website for Colleton 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 Colleton, 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 Walterboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walterboro - 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 city (such as Walterboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walterboro 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walterboro) 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 Walterboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WalterboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walterboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9046, Longitude: -80.6669    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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