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Darlington County, South Carolina

29532, 29540

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Darlington is approximately 6,505 (2009), 6289 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,140 (2000), 2636 (2010).
The amount of land area in Darlington is 11.1 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Darlington is 4.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Darlington to Washington DC is 358 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 63 miles. (as the crow flies)
Darlington is positioned 34.30 degrees north of the equator and 79.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Darlington elevation is 155 feet above sea level.
Darlington per capita income is $ 18,869 (2009).
Darlington median income is $ 25,853 (2009).
The Darlington median home price is $ 96,603 (2009).


in northeastern South Carolina about 68 miles from Columbia. Other nearby communities include Quinby, Lake Swamp, Florence, Timmonsville, Hartsville, North Hartsville, Danwood and Lamar.

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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Darlington.
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History & History Related Items

It is said that Darlington was named for Colonel Darlington of Revolutionary War fame, but the theory is not certain. It was first chartered in 1835.

Darlington has the distinction of having its own "local war" back in 1894 called the "Darlington War." This was a citizens' revolt against anti-liquor regulations. This regulation allowed private homes to be searched without a warrant. The state militia was sent in to quell the fray.

Darlington also has extremely fertile soil for the raising of tobacco crops, providing the largest crops in South Carolina. At one time cotton was king in Darlington, but tobacco replaced it as early as 1899. Though tobacco was a large industry, it, too, began to fade and by 2008, there was no market for tobacco in Darlington. Ironically, cotton is still an important part of the economy with a cotton gin and a cotton seed oil mill both still operating.

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The founding of Darlington



Darlington International Raceway
P.O. Box 500
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
Phone: 843-395-8900

Nascar Stockcar Hall of Fame Museum
Phone: 843-393-8821
See stock cars, trophies and other related items.

Darlington County Museum
Phone: 843-398-4710

Darlington County Tourism

Home of the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival
Held in October each year.
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Darlington City Government

City of Darlington
Darlington is governed by a Manager/Council form of government. the council consists of a Mayor and six council members. Three members are elected at-large and three are elected by district. Darlington is the county seat for Darlington County.

Darlington Chamber

Greater Darlington Chamber Of Commerce
38 Public Square
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-393-2641

Darlington Organizations

Greater Darlington Chamber Of Commerce
38 Public Square
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-393-2641

Darlington Libraries

Darlington County Library System
204 N. Main St.
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-398-4940

Darlington Schools

Darlington County School District
120 E. Smith Avenue
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-398-5100 Darlington


The population of Darlington was:
1990 - 7,311
2000 - 6,720
2009 - 6,505

Median age:
2000 - 39 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 3,040
2000 - 3,140

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 24,869
2009 - $ 25,853

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 15,454
2009 - $ 18,869

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 60,900
2009 - $ 96,603

Darlington is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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