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Hopkins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, that was founded c. 1836 and named after John Hopkins. It is located southeast of downtown Columbia and is part of the Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the Hopkins CDP was 2,882.AttractionsHopkins is 6mi northwest of South Carolina's only national park, Congaree National Park, which is located off Bluff Road west of Gadsden. The Congaree National Park has contiguously preserved the largest tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States, and contains one of the tallest deciduous forests in the world. It has 27000acre of land and water. The park was designated an international Biosphere, a Globally Important Bird Area, and a National Natural Landmark. While in the park one can hike, backpack, camp, canoe, fish, birdwatch, and study nature.EducationRichland County School District One operates public schools serving Hopkins. Residents are zoned to Hopkins Elementary School, Horrell Hill Elementary School, Hopkins Middle School, Southeast Middle School, and Lower Richland High School.Notable peopleJoseph Neal, South Carolina state legislator, was born in Hopkins.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Hopkins and add them to your vacation plans using our United States travel website.
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