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Winnsboro, South Carolina

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Welcome to Winnsboro ...

The town of Winnsboro is located in Fairfield County<1> and is the County Seat for Fairfield County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Winnsboro has a population of 3,179 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Winnsboro is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Winnsboro: (803)

The ZIP code for Winnsboro: 29180<4>

Websites for Winnsboro ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winnsboro had an population of 3,179 people. This is a decrease of 10.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winnsboro had a population of 3,550 people (which is 14.82% of the total population of Fairfield County). This makes Winnsboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Winnsboro represents 0.08% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,550 people, the population of Winnsboro decreased 1.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,599 people).

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

Communities Also Named Winnsboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Winnsboro - they are located in Louisiana and Texas.

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

Communities near Winnsboro ...

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

  • Blythewood [Richland County]
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    • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Winnsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<6>
  • Great Falls [Chester County]
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    • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Winnsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<6>
  • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
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    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Winnsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<6>
  • Peak [Newberry County]
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    • Peak [Newberry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Winnsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
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      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Winnsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<6>
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
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      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Winnsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rion [Fairfield County]
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
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      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Winnsboro
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    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
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      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Winnsboro
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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 Winnsboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Winnsboro.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Winnsboro. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Winnsboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winnsboro ...

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

Adding Winnsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Fairfield, 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 Winnsboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winnsboro - 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 Winnsboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Winnsboro 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 from Point A (ie- Winnsboro) 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 Winnsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WinnsboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winnsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3769, Longitude: -81.0852    
<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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