Branchville, South Carolina

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Branchville is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,083 at the 2000 census.

When the train depot (now a museum) was in use, three presidents stopped by the depot: William H. Taft, William McKinley, and Teddy Roosevelt.[citation needed]

Each year Branchville celebrates its railroad history by holding a Raylrode Daze festival, usually during the last full weekend in September.[citation needed] The first festival was held in 1969.[citation needed]



Branchville is located at 33°15′7″N 80°49′4″W / 33.25194°N 80.81778°W / 33.25194; -80.81778 (33.252055, -80.817778)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,083 people, 446 households, and 276 families residing in the town. The population density was 331.2 people per square mile (127.9/km²). There were 508 housing units at an average density of 155.3/sq mi (60.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.48% White, 43.12% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 1.11% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 446 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.12.

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