Eutawville, South Carolina

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Eutawville, South Carolina
Town
Central Eutawville in April, 2015
Central Eutawville in April, 2015
Location of Eutawville, South Carolina
Location of Eutawville, South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°24′N 80°21′W / 33.400°N 80.350°W / 33.400; -80.350Coordinates: 33°24′N 80°21′W / 33.400°N 80.350°W / 33.400; -80.350
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Orangeburg
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 344
 • Density 371.7/sq mi (143.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29048
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-24100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1247697[2]
Website www.eutawvillesc.org

Eutawville /juːˈtvəl/ is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. Prior to 1910 it was located in the northwest portion of Saint James Goose Creek Township, Berkeley County. The population was 344 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Eutawville takes its name from the Eutaw Spring.[3]

"The Eutaw," William Henry Sinkler house, Eutawville vicinity, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1938

James Sinkler (d. 1752) moved to America from Scotland in the early 1700s and settled near Bonneau, South Carolina. James Sinkler (1740 - 1800) and his wife Margaret Cantey moved to Upper St. John’s Parish in 1785. William Sinkler (1787-1853), son of James and Margaret Cantey Sinkler and then his son, William Henry, owned Belvidere plantation in Eutawville.[4]

Eutawville was the site of the Battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War.

Eutaw Springs Battleground Park, Numertia Plantation, and St. Julien Plantation are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography[edit]

Eutawville is located at 33°24′N 80°21′W / 33.400°N 80.350°W / 33.400; -80.350 (33.3938, -80.3448).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 224
1900 305 36.2%
1910 405 32.8%
1920 285 −29.6%
1930 327 14.7%
1940 496 51.7%
1950 478 −3.6%
1960 468 −2.1%
1970 386 −17.5%
1980 615 59.3%
1990 350 −43.1%
2000 344 −1.7%
2010 315 −8.4%
Est. 2015 306 [7] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 344 people, 134 households, and 92 families residing in the town. The population density was 371.7 people per square mile (142.8/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 174.0 per square mile (66.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.99% White, 32.27% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 134 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,136, and the median income for a family was $36,354. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,352. About 21.8% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.0% of those under age 18 and 30.6% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eutawville has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Climate data for Eutawville, South Carolina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
16
(60)
20
(68)
24
(75)
28
(83)
32
(89)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
25
(77)
20
(68)
16
(60)
24
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
3
(37)
7
(44)
11
(51)
15
(59)
19
(67)
21
(70)
21
(69)
18
(64)
12
(53)
6
(42)
2
(36)
11
(52)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 8
(3)
9.4
(3.7)
9.1
(3.6)
7.9
(3.1)
8.9
(3.5)
12.2
(4.8)
16.5
(6.5)
14.7
(5.8)
13
(5)
6.4
(2.5)
5.8
(2.3)
8.4
(3.3)
119
(47)
Source: Weatherbase [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 122. 
  4. ^ http://library.sc.edu/socar/uscs/2009/sink09.html
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Eutawville, South Carolina
  10. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 18, 2013.

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