Lydia, South Carolina

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Lydia, South Carolina
Census-designated place
Lydia is located in South Carolina
Location of Lydia, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°17′16″N 80°7′13″W / 34.28778°N 80.12028°W / 34.28778; -80.12028Coordinates: 34°17′16″N 80°7′13″W / 34.28778°N 80.12028°W / 34.28778; -80.12028
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total2.64 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land2.64 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation213 ft (65 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total642
 • Density243/sq mi (94/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code29079
FIPS code45-43135[1]
GNIS feature ID2629835[2]
Lydia Plantation house

Lydia (formerly Mount Elon) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Darlington County, South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 642.[1] It is the location of Lydia Plantation, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Lydia is in western Darlington County, just east of the Lee County line. U.S. Route 15 passes through the community, leading northeast 7 miles (11 km) to Hartsville and southwest 10 miles (16 km) to Bishopville. South Carolina Highway 34 leads east 14 miles (23 km) to Darlington, the county seat.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lydia CDP has an area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), all land.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lydia CDP, South Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.