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Yemassee, South Carolina

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Welcome to Yemassee ...

The town of Yemassee is primarily located in Beaufort County<1>. A portion of Yemassee extends into Hampton County.

The pronunciation of Yemassee: 'YAM-uh-see' or 'YEM-uh-SEE'<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Yemassee has a population of 1,142 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Yemassee is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Yemassee: (843)

The ZIP code for Yemassee: 29945<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yemassee had an population of 1,142 people. This is an increase of 11.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Yemassee had a population of 1,027 people. This makes Yemassee the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Yemassee represents 0.02% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,027 people, the population of Yemassee increased 27.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 807 people).

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

Communities near Yemassee ...

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

  • Walterboro [Colleton County]
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    • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Yemassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<7>
  • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
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    • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Yemassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<7>
  • Hampton [Hampton County]
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    • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Yemassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<7>
  • Varnville [Hampton County]
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    • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Yemassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Furman [Hampton County]
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      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Yemassee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<7>
    • Barkerville [Hampton County]
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      • Barkerville [Hampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Yemassee
      • Barkerville has also been known as:
      • Haywardville
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    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
    • Sheldon [Beaufort County]
    • Lobeco [Beaufort County]
    • Seabrook [Beaufort 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 Yemassee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yemassee.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yemassee ...

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

Adding Yemassee to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Beaufort, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Yemassee. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yemassee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yemassee - 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 Yemassee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Yemassee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Yemassee) 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 Yemassee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from YemasseeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yemassee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6937, Longitude: -80.8564    
<7>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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