The Modoc CDP was named for the Modoc indigenous tribe of Northern California, some members of which had been captured after the Modoc War. They were sent, first to the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and then, a few, on to an area on the left (east) bank of the Savannah River in what was then Edgefield County, South Carolina. The 1930 Census of the township of Modoc, by then in McCormick County, had no listings of any "Indians".
|Modoc, South Carolina|
Location in McCormick County and the state of South Carolina.
Modoc is located at(33.714739, -82.218318).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19 km2), of which, 4.1 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it (43.02%) is water. Its elevation is 401 to 413 feet above sea level.