Colleton County, South Carolina

county in South Carolina, United States

Colleton County is a county in the state of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, 38,892 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Walterboro.[2] The county is named after Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet,[3] one of the eight Lords Proprietor of the Province of Carolina and was created in 1800.[4]

Colleton County
Colleton County Courthouse
Colleton County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Colleton County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°50′N 80°39′W / 32.84°N 80.65°W / 32.84; -80.65
Country United States
State South Carolina
Named forSir John Colleton, 1st Baronet
Largest cityWalterboro
 • Total1,133 sq mi (2,930 km2)
 • Land1,056 sq mi (2,740 km2)
 • Water77 sq mi (200 km2)  6.8%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density33/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 6th


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87.
  4. "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2015.