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Fairforest
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Spartanburg
Area
 • Total 2.097 sq mi (5.432 km2)
 • Land 2.091 sq mi (5.416 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.016 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,693
 • Density 807.23/sq mi (311.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
29301
FIPS code 45083

Fairforest is a Census-designated place located in Spartanburg County in the U.S. State of South Carolina. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1693.

History

A post office was established as Fair Forest in 1884. According to tradition, a pioneer named the region when, noting the scenery, he said "What a fair forest!"

Geography

Fairforest is located at 34°56′49″N 82°01′08″W / 34.94694°N 82.01889°W / 34.94694; -82.01889 (34.946963, -82.018906). The CDP is a suburb of the City of Spartanburg, located to the West of the city, alongside Arcadia and Saxon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total land area of 5.416 square miles (3.973 km²) and a total water area of 0.006  square miles (0.016  km²).

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