Colleton County, South Carolina

Coordinates: 32°50′06″N 80°39′19″W / 32.835018°N 80.655244°W / 32.835018; -80.655244
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Colleton County
Colleton County Courthouse
Colleton County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Colleton County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°50′06″N 80°39′19″W / 32.835018°N 80.655244°W / 32.835018; -80.655244
Country United States
State South Carolina
Named forSir John Colleton, 1st Baronet
Largest communityWalterboro
 • Total1,133.28 sq mi (2,935.2 km2)
 • Land1,056.50 sq mi (2,736.3 km2)
 • Water76.78 sq mi (198.9 km2)  6.78%
 • Total38,604
 • Density36.54/sq mi (14.11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 6th

Colleton County is a county in the state of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2020 census, 38,604 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Walterboro.[2] The county is named after Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet,[3] one of the eight Lords Proprietor of the Province of Carolina and was created in 1800.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Colleton County, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87.
  4. "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2015.