Laurens County, South Carolina

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Laurens County
Laurens County Courthouse in February 2012
Laurens County Courthouse in February 2012
Map of South Carolina highlighting Laurens 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: 34°29′N 82°01′W / 34.48°N 82.01°W / 34.48; -82.01
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1785
SeatLaurens
Largest cityLaurens
Area
 • Total724 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Land714 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water10 sq mi (30 km2)  1.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2014)
66,533
 • Density93/sq mi (36/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.laurenscountysc.org

Laurens County is a county in the state of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, 66,537 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Laurens.[2] The county was formed in 1785 and named after Henry Laurens, the fifth president of the Continental Congress.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.