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South Carolina – Place Names

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    All of the places listed below are located in South Carolina. Some of the classifications are serious, and some are a play on words that we hope will make you smile. Our intent is to make learning about our state's geography more interesting to students of all ages. Please send comments, questions, and additions to service@sciway.net.

    If you're wondering where one of these places is located, just type its name in the search box which is located in the right margin of this page. Then click the red "Search" button. The results that appear will show you what county the community is located in, and you may be able to find it on one of our county maps.


  • Utica


  • Clover, Millett, Oates, Oatland, Cane Island, Cainhoy, Fairfield, Richland, Garden City Beach, Gardens Corner, Cowpens, Goose Creek, Goat Island, Bull Island, Plantersville, Barnwell


  • Buffalo, Bull Island, Cat Island, Cowpens, Dovesville, Elko, Goat Island, Goose Creek, Swansea, Tigerville


  • Hebron, India Hook, Sardis, Shiloh, Smyrna, Troy


  • Southern Shops, Tradesville, Sellers, New Prospect, Red Bank, Owings, Prosperity


  • Converse, Furman, Princeton


  • Blacksburg, Blackstock, Blackville, Brownsville, Gray Court, Grays, Bowling Green, Garnett, Green Pond, Green Sea, Greenville, Greenwood, Orangeburg, Red Bank, Red Hill, Ruby, White Oak, White Pond, White Rock, Whitehall Terrace, Silverstreet


  • Rodman, Six Mile, Miley, Longs, Longtown, Distant Island, Wide Awake (now Stratford)


  • Denmark, La France, New Holland, Norway, Scotia, Switzerland, Bath, Lancaster, Windsor, York, Waterloo, Warsaw Island, Florence, Rome, Sardinia, New Bordeaux, Parris Island


  • Ketchuptown, Pumpkintown


  • Fort Fremont, Fort Jackson, Fort Lawn, Fort Mill, Fort Motte


  • Appleton, Cherryvale, Cherry Grove Beach, Plum Branch


  • Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Hagood, Lee County, McClellanville, Hampton, Wade Hampton


  • Gray Court, Taxahaw


  • Lowndesville, Pinckney Island, Williams, Pickens, Manning, Aiken, Seabrook, Seabrook Island, Adams Run, Adamsburg, Perry, Hampton, Wade Hampton, Simpsonville, Hagood, Tillman, Hodges

Heavenly Bodies

  • Starr, Lone Star, Startex, Mars Bluff, Sunset, Crescent Beach

Heavy Places

  • Ashton, Bluffton, Darlington, Charleston, Johnston, New Ellenton, Trenton, Williamston, Willington, Williston, and especially Rockton

High Places

  • Mars Bluff, Silver Bluff, Valencia Heights, Wilkinson Heights, Clarks Hill, Cross Hill, Horrell Hill, Liberty Hill, Rock Hill, Stoney Hill, Piedmont, Mount Carmel, Mount Croghan, Mountville, Little Mountain, Mountain Rest, Peak, Summit ... but not Bluffton, Holly Hill, Red Hill, Society Hill, Windy Hill Beach, or Mount Pleasant


  • Cave, Cottageville, Lodge, Monticello

Human Bodies

    Caesars Head, Brittons Neck, Waccamaw Neck, Fingerville, Rocky Bottom


  • Bucksport, Hunting Island, Bowman, Powdersville, Dovesville, Elko, Buffalo, Tigerville


  • Garnett, Ruby


  • Cayce, Round O

Low Places

  • Rocky Bottom, Sampit


  • Allendale, Charleston, Chester, Clyde, Dale, Daniel Island, Donalds, Drunken Jack Island, Edmund, Elliott, Floyd, Georgetown, Gilbert, Glenn Springs, Jamestown, James Island, Johns Island, Lewis, Patrick, Perry, Richburg, Robertville, Russellville, Vance, Walterboro, Woodrow ... and Bowman, Rodman, Steedman, Tillman, Manning, Manville


  • Eureka Mill, Gayle Mill, Kitchings Mill, Lancaster Mill, Monarch Mill, Inman Mills, Pacolet Mills, Watts Mills, Winnsboro Mills, Millwood and Fort Mill


  • Alcolu, Gluck, Jalapa, Mayucha, Modoc, Olar, Pamplico, Thicketty, Townville, Una, Tirzah, Wisacky

Native Americans

  • Ashepoo, Awendaw, Callawassie Island, Catawba, Cherokee Falls, Chickasaw Point, Coosaw Island, Coosawhatchie, Edisto, Enoree River, Keeowee, Kiawah Island, Oconee, Pontiac, Santee, Seneca, Socastee, Tamassee, Taxahaw, Waccamaw Neck, Wadmalaw Island, Wampee, Wando, Yemassee, Indian Land, Indiantown | See our full guide to SC Indian names

Northern Places

  • Cleveland, Lexington, Oswego, Princeton, Salem, Scranton, Trenton, Utica


  • Trio, Six Mile, Nine Times, Ninety Six, Centenary


  • Laurens, Adams Run, Adamsburg, Jefferson, Jackson, Jacksonboro, Fort Jackson, Lincolnville, Johnsonville, Nixonville, Cartersville, Clinton


  • St Andrews, St Charles, St George, St Matthews, St Paul, St Stephen, St Helena Island, St Phillips Island, Providence, Zion, New Zion ... plus Chappells, Bishopville, Abbeville, Moncks Corner


  • Honea Path, Lane, Silverstreet, Ocean Drive Beach, Fairview Crossroads


  • Little Rock, White Rock, Rock Hill, Rockville, Rockton, Rocky Bottom, Graniteville, Stoney Hill, Stoneboro


  • Summerton, Summerville (see also Springs and Water Falls)

Sharp Places

  • Chickasaw Point, Fork, Fork Shoals ... Pine Ridge, Ridgeland, Ridge Spring, Ridgeville, Ridgeway ... Edgefield, Folly Beach (the Edge of America)

Springs, Brooks

  • Boiling Springs, Cool Spring, Glenn Springs, Heath Springs, Sandy Springs, West Springs, Springdale, Springfield ... Allsbrook, Broookdale, Brooksville, Forestbrook, Seabrook, Seabrook Island

Things We Want

  • Liberty, Prosperity, Fair Play, Lucknow, Parr, Moore


  • Welcome, Travelers Rest, Fountain Inn, Lodge, Bath, Hickory Tavern


  • Ashwood, Cedar Island, Cherry Grove Beach, Evergreen, Hickory Grove, Hickory Tavern, Holly Hill, Laurel Bay, Magnolia Beach, Myrtle Beach, Mulberry, Oak Grove, Oakland, Oakway, White Oak, Seven Oaks, Isle of Palms, Pine Ridge, Pineland, Pineville, Pinewood, Pinopolis, Sycamore

    Blythewood, Greenwood, Hollywood, Millwood, Smallwood, Woodford, Woodruff, Woodward

    Forest Acres, Forestbrook, Foreston

    Kingstree, Early Branch, Plum Branch, Branchville, Barksdale


  • Elgin - Kershaw County and Lancaster County
    Springdale - Lancaster County and Lexington County

Urban Places

  • City View, Townville


  • Harleyville, Mitford, Wellford, Pontiac


  • Barnwell, Clearwater, Swansea, Wateree, Wellford, Wells

Water Falls

  • Calhoun Falls, Cherokee Falls, Great Falls, Valley Falls


  • Clio, Florence, Iva, Hannah, Hilda, Joanna, Lena, Lydia, Myrtle Beach, New Ellenton, Pauline, Ruby, Salley, Sharon, Lady's Island

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