Oconee County, South Carolina

Oconee County
Oconee County Courthouse, Walhalla
Oconee County Courthouse, Walhalla
Official seal of Oconee County
Seal
Map of South Carolina highlighting Oconee 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: 34°45′N 83°04′W / 34.75°N 83.07°W / 34.75; -83.07
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1868
SeatWalhalla
Largest citySeneca
Area
 • Total674 sq mi (1,750 km2)
 • Land626 sq mi (1,620 km2)
 • Water47 sq mi (120 km2)  7.0%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total74,273
 • Estimate 
(2019)
79,546
 • Density110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.oconeesc.com

Oconee County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 74,273.[1] Its county seat is Walhalla and its largest city is Seneca.[2]

Oconee County is included in the Seneca, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area.

South Carolina Highway 11, the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway, begins in southern Oconee County at Interstate Highway 85 at the Georgia state line.

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.