Colleton County, South Carolina

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Colleton County, South Carolina
Colleton County Courthouse.jpg
Colleton County Courthouse
Location within South Carolina
Location within South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1800
Named forSir John Colleton, 1st Baronet
SeatWalterboro
Largest cityWalterboro
Area
 • Total1,133 sq mi (2,934 km2)
 • Land1,056 sq mi (2,735 km2)
 • Water77 sq mi (199 km2), 6.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)37,731
 • Density33/sq mi (13/km2)
Congressional districts1st, 6th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.colletoncounty.org

Colleton County is a county in the state of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, 38,892 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. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  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. Retrieved March 20, 2015.