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Dillon County, South Carolina

US county information
NameDillon County
StateSouth Carolina
US Area
Total Area407 sq mi (1054.1 km2)
Land Area405 sq mi (1049 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population30722 (2000)
Density29/km2 (75.1/sq mi)

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Dillon County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Founded in 1910 from a portion of Marion County, both Dillon County and its county seat, the city of Dillon, were named for prosperous local citizen James W. Dillon (1826-1913), an Irishman who settled there and led a campaign to bring the railroad into the community. The result of this effort was the construction of the Wilson Short Cut Railroad, which later became part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and which brought greater prosperity to the area by directly linking Dillon County to the national network of railroads.

In 2000, the county's population was 30,722; in 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 30,974.

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