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Encyclopedia > Lancaster County, South Carolina
Lancaster County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Lancaster County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1750's
Seat Lancaster
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

311,232 acres, 1,438 km² (555 mi²)
1,422 km² (549 mi²)
16 km² (6 mi²), 1.13%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61,351
43/km² 
Website: www.lancastercountysc.net

Lancaster County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 61,351. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 63,113.[1] Its county seat is Lancaster6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_SC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): South Carolina ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County, South Carolina which is in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County, South Carolina which is in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,438 km² (555 mi²). 1,422 km² (549 mi²) of it is land and 16 km² (6 mi²) of it (1.13%) is water. It is bound on the west by the Catawba River and Sugar Creek,and on the east by the Lynches River. It is so conveniently located that a 3 hour drive takes residents to either the mountains or the ocaenside. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Early History

Many of the early settlers came to South Carolina from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They had named their county for their home in England, the region of the famous House of Lancaster which had opposed the House of York in the struggles of 1455-85, known as the War of the Roses. The House of Lancaster chose the red rose as their emblem while their neighbor, York County, boasts the white rose. Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... The House of Lancaster is a dynasty of English kings. ... York County may refer to one of several counties: in the United States York County, Maine York County, Nebraska York County, Pennsylvania York County, South Carolina York County, Virginia in Canada: York County, New Brunswick York County, Ontario in the United Kingdom a former administrative county based around York. ...


The Catawba Indians claimed all the present Lancaster County when the first pioneers came in the early 1750's and settled between Rum Creek and Twelve Mile Creek. Waxhaw Creek within this area had taken its name from the the Waxhaw Indian tribe. The majority of the new settlers were Scots-Irish from Pennsylvania; others from North Carolina and Virginia joined them. A second settlement was made in the lower part of the present Lancaster County on Hanging Rock Creek. The first grant was made there in 1752, and included the huge overhanging mass of rock from which the creek takes it's name. About the time this section was opened up, others came in and settled along Lynches Creek, Little Lynches creek, Flat Creek, Beaver Creek, and lower Camp Creek. In coming to the Lancaster area, the first settlers had to follow old Indian paths, which became traveled so frequently, they were coming to be known as roads. Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Beaver Creek may refer numerous places, both stream and towns, etc. ... There are over one thousand places in the United States named Camp Creek, including several hundred streams: Camp Creek (Fulton County, Georgia) Camp Creek (Gwinnett County, Georgia) Camp Creek (Clayton County, Georgia) Camp Creek (Virginia) This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ...


The Rocky River Road is an old route that originated as an Indian path. Along there in the Revolutionary War, Colonel Abraham Buford fled from Tarleton and was overtaken a few miles south of the N.C. state line. Today, the Rocky River Road is part of South Carolina Highway 522, the latter following the old thoroughfare very closely. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,351 people, 23,178 households, and 16,850 families residing in the county. The population density was 43/km² (112/mi²). There were 24,962 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.03% White, 26.86% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 23,178 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $40,955. Males had a median income of $30,176 versus $22,238 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,276. About 9.70% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Buford is an unincorporated community in Lancaster County, in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Elgin is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ... Heath Springs is a town located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ... Indian Land is a fast-growing unincorporated area in the northern neck of Lancaster County, South Carolina (also called the Panhandle) just south of Ballantyne, Charlotte (in south Charlotte) and east of Fort Mill, SC. Its proximity to Ballantyne has enabled Indian Land to be a desirable place to live. ... Irwin is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ... Kershaw is a town located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ... Lancaster Mill is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ... Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County, South Carolina which is in the United States. ... Springdale is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ...

Notable residents/natives

For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ... Wayne A. Cauthen (born September 5, 1955 in Lancaster, South Carolina is the first appointed African-American City Manager in Kansas City, MO. Prior to his appointment, Cauthen served as the Chief of Staff for Denver, CO Mayor Wellington Webb. ... Charles Moss Duke, Jr. ... Nina Mae McKinney (Born 12 June 1913 Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died 3 May 1967 New York, New York, USA) was an American actress known for her leading role in Hallelujah! (1929), she was one of the first African-American film stars and is believed to be the first... J. Marion Sims, born James Marion Sims on January 25, 1813 in Hanging Rock, South Carolina is a surgical pioneer and considered the father of American gynecology. ... Gov. ... Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a sprint athlete from the United States. ... For the American actress, see Julia Roberts. ... Darrell Shrophire (born March 18, 1983) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons. ... Maurice Williams may refer to: Maurice Williams (doo-wop artist) - doo-wop and soul artist - born 1940 Maurice Williams (basketball player) - current NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks ...

Notes

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External links

Coordinates: 34°41′N 80°42′W / 34.69, -80.70 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Lancaster County, South Carolina - definition of Lancaster County, South Carolina in Encyclopedia (370 words)
Lancaster County is a county located in the state of South Carolina.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,688, and the median income for a family is $40,955.
South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1829 words)
South Carolina is a state in the Southern region of the United States.
The Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
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