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Fair Play, South Carolina
Census-designated place
Location in Oconee County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Oconee County and the state of South Carolina.
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Oconee, Anderson
 • Total 6.76 sq mi (17.51 km2)
 • Land 6.74 sq mi (17.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 815 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 687
 • Density 102/sq mi (39.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 29643
FIPS code 45-24730
GNIS feature ID 1222333

Fair Play is a census-designated place located in Oconee County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. A small portion of the CDP extends into Anderson County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Fair Play was 687.

According to tradition, the name stems from an incident in which a bystander implored two brawling pioneers to "play fair".


Fair Play is located in the southern corner of Oconee County, which occupies the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The CDP extends from the town center south to Lake Hartwell, a large reservoir on the South Carolina–Georgia line. Interstate 85 passes through the CDP, with access via exits 2 and 4. Greenville, South Carolina, is 44 miles (71 km) to the northeast, and Atlanta, Georgia, is 100 miles (160 km) to the southwest.

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