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Estill, South Carolina
Location of Estill, South Carolina
Location of Estill, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Hampton
Area
 • Total 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Land 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
112 ft (34 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,040
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,857
 • Density 574.92/sq mi (221.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
29918, 29939
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-23830
GNIS feature ID 1222302

Estill is a town in Hampton County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,040 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Estill is located 52 miles North of Savannah, Georgia, 64 miles Northwest of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and 93 miles West of Charleston, South Carolina. The major industries are timber and agriculture.

History

The town of Estill is located in the southern half of Hampton County. The town is named for Colonel John Holbrook Estill. Estill was formed in 1900 when the railroad, later Seaboard Air Lines Railroad, needed a rail line between Augusta, Georgia and Savannah, Georgia. Upon construction of the rail line, the new town of Estill was incorporated in 1905.

The John Lawton House and Lawtonville Baptist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Federal Correctional Institution, Estill is located near the town.

EstillWaterTower
Photo of water tower in downtown Estill, SC

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 460
1920 1,393 202.8%
1930 1,412 1.4%
1940 1,280 −9.3%
1950 1,659 29.6%
1960 1,865 12.4%
1970 1,954 4.8%
1980 2,308 18.1%
1990 2,387 3.4%
2000 2,425 1.6%
2010 2,040 −15.9%
2019 (est.) 1,857 −9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,040 people, residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 16.0% White, 77.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 909 households, in which 79.5% were occupied and 20.5% were vacant.

In the town, the population was comprised by 30.8% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 20 to 29, 10.3% from 30 to 39, 12.0% from 40 to 49, and 12.6% from 50 to 59, 11.9% from 60 to 69 and 10.85% over 69 years old.

Education

There are four schools in the town: Estill High, Estill Middle, and Estill Elementary, all of which are a part of Hampton County's School District 2, and Patrick Henry Academy, a private school.

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