Fairforest, South Carolina

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Fairforest
CDP
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Fairforest
Location within the state of South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°56′49″N82°01′08″W / 34.94694°N 82.01889°W / 34.94694; -82.01889 Coordinates: 34°56′49″N82°01′08″W / 34.94694°N 82.01889°W / 34.94694; -82.01889
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Spartanburg
Area
  Total2.097 sq mi (5.432 km2)
  Land2.091 sq mi (5.416 km2)
  Water0.006 sq mi (0.016 km2)
Elevation
[1]
846 ft (258 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,693
  Density810/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
29301
FIPS code 45083
GNIS feature ID2629825 [1]

Fairforest is a Census-designated place located in Spartanburg County in the U.S. State of South Carolina. [2] According to the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,693. [3]

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History

During the Revolution, Fairforest was one of the only regions in South Carolina where Loyalists outnumbered Patriots. It was described as a "hot-bed of pro-British sentiment." [4] A post office was established as Fair Forest in 1884. [5] According to tradition, a pioneer named the region when, noting the scenery, he said "What a fair forest!" [6]

Geography

Fairforest is located at 34°56′49″N82°01′08″W / 34.94694°N 82.01889°W / 34.94694; -82.01889 (34.946963, -82.018906). [2] The CDP is a suburb of the City of Spartanburg, located to the West of the city, alongside Arcadia and Saxon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total land area of 5.416 square miles (3.973 km2) and a total water area of 0.006  square miles (0.016  km2). [2]

Education

It is in Spartanburg County School District 6. [7]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fairforest, South Carolina
  2. 1 2 3 "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. Source: 2010 Census results for Fairforest, SC Archived 2012-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Nehemiah Howard and His Family". 1983.
  5. "Spartanburg County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  6. Lake, William C. (22 June 1935). "Names of Union Streams Have Interesting History". Spartanburg Herald-Journal . pp. A1. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  7. "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Spartanburg County, SC" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau . Retrieved 2021-07-05.