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Map of the counties of South Carolina

The U.S. state of South Carolina is made up of 46 counties. They range in size from 392 square miles (1,016 square kilometers) in the case of Calhoun County to 1,358 square miles (3,517 square kilometers) in the case of Charleston County. The least populous county is McCormick County, with only 9,958 residents, while the most populous county is Greenville County, with a population of 395,357, despite the state's most populous city, Columbia, being located in Richland County.

Contents

Alphabetical List

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Etymology
Population
Area
Map
Abbeville County 001 Abbeville 1785 Ninety-Six District Abbeville France &0000000000026167.00000026,167 &0000000000000511.000000511 sq mi
(&0000000000001323.0000001,323 km 2)
State map highlighting Abbeville County
Aiken County 003 Aiken 1871 Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington, and Orangeburg William Aiken &0000000000142552.000000142,552 &0000000000001080.0000001,080 sq mi
(&0000000000002797.0000002,797 km 2)
State map highlighting Aiken County
Allendale County 005 Allendale 1919 Barnwell and Hampton Allendale family &0000000000011211.00000011,211 &0000000000000413.000000413 sq mi
(&0000000000001070.0000001,070 km 2)
State map highlighting Allendale County
Anderson County 007 Anderson 1826 Pendleton District Robert Anderson &0000000000165740.000000165,740 &0000000000000757.000000757 sq mi
(&0000000000001961.0000001,961 km 2)
State map highlighting Anderson County
Bamberg County 009 Bamberg 1897 Barnwell Francis Marion Bamberg &0000000000016658.00000016,658 &0000000000000395.000000395 sq mi
(&0000000000001023.0000001,023 km 2)
State map highlighting Bamberg County
Barnwell County 011 Barnwell 1798 Orangeburg Barnwell family &0000000000023478.00000023,478 &0000000000000557.000000557 sq mi
(&0000000000001443.0000001,443 km 2)
State map highlighting Barnwell County
Beaufort County 013 Beaufort 1764 1769 Judicial District Duke of Beaufort &0000000000120937.000000120,937 &0000000000000923.000000923 sq mi
(&0000000000002391.0000002,391 km 2)
State map highlighting Beaufort County
Berkeley County 015 Moncks Corner 1882 Charleston William Berkeley &0000000000142651.000000142,651 &0000000000001228.0000001,228 sq mi
(&0000000000003181.0000003,181 km 2)
State map highlighting Berkeley County
Calhoun County 017 St. Matthews 1908 Lexington and Orangeburg John C. Calhoun &0000000000015185.00000015,185 &0000000000000392.000000392 sq mi
(&0000000000001015.0000001,015 km 2)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Charleston County 019 Charleston 1769 1769 Judicial District Charles II of England &0000000000309969.000000309,969 &0000000000001358.0000001,358 sq mi
(&0000000000003517.0000003,517 km 2)
State map highlighting Charleston County
Cherokee County 021 Gaffney 1897 Spartanburg, Union, and York Cherokee Native Americans &0000000000052327.00000052,327 &0000000000000397.000000397 sq mi
(&0000000000001028.0000001,028 km 2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Chester County 023 Chester 1785 Camden District Chester, Pennsylvania &0000000000034068.00000034,068 &0000000000000586.000000586 sq mi
(&0000000000001518.0000001,518 km 2)
State map highlighting Chester County
Chesterfield County 025 Chesterfield 1798 Cheraws District Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield &0000000000042768.00000042,768 &0000000000000806.000000806 sq mi
(&0000000000002088.0000002,088 km 2)
State map highlighting Chesterfield County
Clarendon County 027 Manning 1855 Sumter Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon &0000000000032502.00000032,502 &0000000000000696.000000696 sq mi
(&0000000000001803.0000001,803 km 2)
State map highlighting Clarendon County
Colleton County 029 Walterboro 1800 Charleston John Colleton &0000000000038264.00000038,264 &0000000000001133.0000001,133 sq mi
(&0000000000002934.0000002,934 km 2)
State map highlighting Colleton County
Darlington County 031 Darlington 1785 Cheraws District Darlington, England &0000000000067394.00000067,394 &0000000000000567.000000567 sq mi
(&0000000000001469.0000001,469 km 2)
State map highlighting Darlington County
Dillon County 033 Dillon 1910 Marion J.W. Dillon &0000000000030722.00000030,722 &0000000000000407.000000407 sq mi
(&0000000000001054.0000001,054 km 2)
State map highlighting Dillon County
Dorchester County 035 St. George 1868 Berkeley and Colleton Dorchester, Massachusetts &0000000000096413.00000096,413 &0000000000000577.000000577 sq mi
(&0000000000001494.0000001,494 km 2)
State map highlighting Dorchester County
Edgefield County 037 Edgefield 1785 Ninety-Six District located on the edge of the state &0000000000024595.00000024,595 &0000000000000507.000000507 sq mi
(&0000000000001313.0000001,313 km 2)
State map highlighting Edgefield County
Fairfield County 039 Winnsboro 1785 Camden District fair fields &0000000000023454.00000023,454 &0000000000000710.000000710 sq mi
(&0000000000001839.0000001,839 km 2)
State map highlighting Fairfield County
Florence County 041 Florence 1888 Clarendon, Darlington, Marion, and Williamsburg Florence Harllee &0000000000125761.000000125,761 &0000000000000804.000000804 sq mi
(&0000000000002082.0000002,082 km 2)
State map highlighting Florence County
Georgetown County 043 Georgetown 1769 1769 Judicial District George II of Great Britain &0000000000055797.00000055,797 &0000000000001035.0000001,035 sq mi
(&0000000000002681.0000002,681 km 2)
State map highlighting Georgetown County
Greenville County 045 Greenville 1798 Washington District Nathanial Greene &0000000000395357.000000395,357 &0000000000000795.000000795 sq mi
(&0000000000002059.0000002,059 km 2)
State map highlighting Greenville County
Greenwood County 047 Greenwood 1897 Abbeville and Edgefield Greenwood Plantation &0000000000066271.00000066,271 &0000000000000463.000000463 sq mi
(&0000000000001199.0000001,199 km 2)
State map highlighting Greenwood County
Hampton County 049 Hampton 1787 Beaufort Wade Hampton &0000000000021386.00000021,386 &0000000000000563.000000563 sq mi
(&0000000000001458.0000001,458 km 2)
State map highlighting Hampton County
Horry County 051 Conway 1801 Georgetown Revolutionary War general Peter Horry &0000000000217608.000000217,608 &0000000000001255.0000001,255 sq mi
(&0000000000003250.0000003,250 km 2)
State map highlighting Horry County
Jasper County 053 Ridgeland 1912 Beaufort and Hampton William Jasper &0000000000020678.00000020,678 &0000000000000700.000000700 sq mi
(&0000000000001813.0000001,813 km 2)
State map highlighting Jasper County
Kershaw County 055 Camden 1798 Claremont, Fairfield, Lancaster, and Richland Joseph Kershaw &0000000000052647.00000052,647 &0000000000000740.000000740 sq mi
(&0000000000001917.0000001,917 km 2)
State map highlighting Kershaw County
Lancaster County 057 Lancaster 1798 Camden District Lancaster County, Pennsylvania &0000000000061351.00000061,351 &0000000000000555.000000555 sq mi
(&0000000000001437.0000001,437 km 2)
State map highlighting Lancaster County
Laurens County 059 Laurens 1785 Ninety-Six District Henry Laurens &0000000000069567.00000069,567 &0000000000000724.000000724 sq mi
(&0000000000001875.0000001,875 km 2)
State map highlighting Laurens County
Lee County 061 Bishopville 1902 Darlington, Kershaw, and Sumter Robert E. Lee &0000000000020119.00000020,119 &0000000000000411.000000411 sq mi
(&0000000000001064.0000001,064 km 2)
State map highlighting Lee County
Lexington County 063 Lexington 1804 Orangeburg Battle of Lexington &0000000000216014.000000216,014 &0000000000000758.000000758 sq mi
(&0000000000001963.0000001,963 km 2)
State map highlighting Lexington County
Marion County 067 Marion 1800 Georgetown Francis Marion &0000000000035466.00000035,466 &0000000000000494.000000494 sq mi
(&0000000000001279.0000001,279 km 2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marlboro County 069 Bennettsville 1798 Cheraws District John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough &0000000000028818.00000028,818 &0000000000000485.000000485 sq mi
(&0000000000001256.0000001,256 km 2)
State map highlighting Marlboro County
McCormick County 065 McCormick 1914 Abbeville, Edgefield, and Greenwood Cyrus McCormick &0000000000009958.0000009,958 &0000000000000394.000000394 sq mi
(&0000000000001020.0000001,020 km 2)
State map highlighting McCormick County
Newberry County 071 Newberry 1785 Ninety-Six District unknown &0000000000036108.00000036,108 &0000000000000647.000000647 sq mi
(&0000000000001676.0000001,676 km 2)
State map highlighting Newberry County
Oconee County 073 Walhalla 1868 Pickens Oconee Native Americans &0000000000066215.00000066,215 &0000000000000674.000000674 sq mi
(&0000000000001746.0000001,746 km 2)
State map highlighting Oconee County
Orangeburg County 075 Orangeburg 1769 1769 Judicial District William V of Orange &0000000000091582.00000091,582 &0000000000001128.0000001,128 sq mi
(&0000000000002922.0000002,922 km 2)
State map highlighting Orangeburg County
Pickens County 077 Pickens 1826 Pendleton District Andrew Pickens &0000000000110757.000000110,757 &0000000000000512.000000512 sq mi
(&0000000000001326.0000001,326 km 2)
State map highlighting Pickens County
Richland County 079 Columbia 1799 Camden District rich soil &0000000000320677.000000320,677 &0000000000000772.000000772 sq mi
(&0000000000001999.0000001,999 km 2)
State map highlighting Richland County
Saluda County 081 Saluda 1896 Edgefield Saluda River &0000000000019181.00000019,181 &0000000000000462.000000462 sq mi
(&0000000000001197.0000001,197 km 2)
State map highlighting Saluda County
Spartanburg County 083 Spartanburg 1785 Ninety-Six District Spartan Regiment &0000000000253791.000000253,791 &0000000000000819.000000819 sq mi
(&0000000000002121.0000002,121 km 2)
State map highlighting Spartanburg County
Sumter County 085 Sumter 1798 Claremont, Clarendon, and Salem Thomas Sumter &0000000000104646.000000104,646 &0000000000000682.000000682 sq mi
(&0000000000001766.0000001,766 km 2)
State map highlighting Sumter County
Union County 087 Union 1798 Ninety-Six District Union Church &0000000000029881.00000029,881 &0000000000000516.000000516 sq mi
(&0000000000001336.0000001,336 km 2)
State map highlighting Union County
Williamsburg County 089 Kingstree 1802 Georgetown District Prince William, Duke of Cumberland &0000000000037217.00000037,217 &0000000000000937.000000937 sq mi
(&0000000000002427.0000002,427 km 2)
State map highlighting Williamsburg County
York County 091 York 1798 Camden District York County, Pennsylvania &0000000000164614.000000164,614 &0000000000000696.000000696 sq mi
(&0000000000001803.0000001,803 km 2)
State map highlighting York County

Defunct Counties and Districts

฿ The UPSTATES ANDERSON- BELTON- BLACKSBURG- CLEMSON- COWPENS- EASLEY- GAFFNEY- GREER- GREENSVILLE- MAULDIN- SPARTANBURG- SIMPSONVILLE- SECNEA- PICKENS- PENDLETON- WOODRUFF- WESTMINSTER- WALHALA

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