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Welcome to Williamston ...

The town of Williamston is located in Anderson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamston has a population of 4,263 people<2> (see below for details).

Williamston was established in 1842.

The community of Williamston is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Williamston lies within the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Williamston: 29697<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamston had an population of 4,263 people. This is an increase of 8.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamston had a population of 3,934 people. This makes Williamston the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Williamston represents 0.09% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,934 people, the population of Williamston increased 3.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,791 people).

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

Communities Also Named Williamston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Williamston - they are located in Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio.

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

Communities near Williamston ...

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

  • Greenville [Greenville County]
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    • Greenville [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Williamston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,227 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Anderson [Anderson County]
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    • Anderson [Anderson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Williamston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson<6>
  • Mauldin [Greenville County]
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    • Mauldin [Greenville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Williamston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,562 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mauldin<6>
  • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
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    • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Williamston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Easley [Pickens County]
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      • Easley [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<6>
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
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      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Williamston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<6>
    • Central [Pickens County]
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      • Central [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Williamston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,452 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<6>
    • Belton [Anderson County]
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      • Belton [Anderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Williamston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<6>
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
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      • Honea Path [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Williamston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honea Path
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honea Path<6>
    • Pendleton [Anderson County]
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      • Pendleton [Anderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Williamston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamston. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williamston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamston ...

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

Adding Williamston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Anderson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anderson County: www.andersoncountysc.org/

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 Anderson, 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 Williamston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamston - 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 Williamston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Williamston 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Williamston) 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 Williamston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilliamstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6191, Longitude: -82.4768    
<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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