Fair Play, South Carolina
|Fair Play, South Carolina|
|• Total||6.76 sq mi (17.51 km2)|
|• Land||6.74 sq mi (17.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||815 ft (248 m)|
|• Density||102/sq mi (39.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1222333|
Fair Play is a census-designated place located in Oconee County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. A small portion of the CDP extends into Anderson County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Fair Play was 687.
According to tradition, the name stems from an incident in which a bystander implored two brawling pioneers to "play fair".
Fair Play is located in the southern corner of Oconee County, which occupies the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The CDP extends from the town center south to Lake Hartwell, a large reservoir on the South Carolina–Georgia line. Interstate 85 passes through the CDP, with access via exits 2 and 4. Greenville, South Carolina, is 44 miles (71 km) to the northeast, and Atlanta, Georgia, is 100 miles (160 km) to the southwest.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fair Play CDP, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 48.
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