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Welcome to Westminster ...

The city of Westminster is located in Oconee County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westminster has a population of 2,585 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Westminster is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Westminster lies within the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Westminster: 29693<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westminster had an population of 2,585 people. This is an increase of 6.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westminster had a population of 2,418 people. This makes Westminster the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Westminster represents 0.05% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,418 people, the population of Westminster decreased 11.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,743 people).

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

Communities Also Named Westminster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Westminster - they are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Texas (2) and Vermont.

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

Communities near Westminster ...

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

  • Clemson [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clemson
    • Clemson [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemson<6>
  • Seneca [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
    • Seneca [Oconee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,564 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<6>
  • Toccoa [Stephens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccoa
    • Toccoa [Stephens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,300 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toccoa<6>
  • Central [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Westminster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,452 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Walhalla [Oconee County]
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      • Walhalla [Oconee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walhalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<6>
    • Jarrett [Stephens County]
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      • Jarrett [Stephens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Westminster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrett
    • Pendleton [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Anderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<6>
    • Lavonia [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavonia
      • Lavonia [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavonia<6>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Westminster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<6>
    • Carnes Creek [Stephens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes Creek
      • Carnes Creek [Stephens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Westminster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnes Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes Creek

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westminster ...

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

Adding Westminster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Westminster 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 Westminster was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Oconee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeesc.com/

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 Oconee, 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 Westminster.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westminster - 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 Westminster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westminster 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westminster) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westminster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestminsterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westminster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6635, Longitude: -83.0941    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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