Round O, South Carolina

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Round O, South Carolina Post Office on July 5, 2015

Round O (formerly also called Round) is an unincorporated community in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. The population of Round O is 2,136 people.[1] Its elevation is 36 feet (11 m).[2] It is located near the intersection of Cottageville Highway (US 17 Alt.) and Round O Road.

According to tradition, the community received its name from a local Native American whose name was too long to pronounce, hence the name Round O, and painted his torso with a circular design.[3]

On J. G. W. De Brahm's 1757 "Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia," a round geographical feature labeled "Round O Savannah" is clearly visible west of the Edisto River in St. Bartholomew's Parish.[4]


  1. ^ "Round O Population & Demographics, Median Income - Point2". Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Round O, South Carolina
  3. ^ "Some towns sure have funny names". The Miami News. pp. 4A. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  4. ^ De Brahm, John Gerar William. "A map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia" (Map). "A Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia" (London : Thomas Jefferys, 1757). Retrieved June 15, 2018.

Coordinates: 32°56′14″N 80°32′27″W / 32.93722°N 80.54083°W / 32.93722; -80.54083