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Welcome to Ridge Spring ...

The town of Ridge Spring is located in Saluda County<1> (at the time of its founding, Ridge Spring was located in Edgefield County).

A typical abbreviation for Ridge Spring: Ridge Spg. (or less commonly used: Ridge Spng. or Ridge Sprng.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridge Spring has a population of 744 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridge Spring.

Ridge Spring is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridge Spring lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ridge Spring is located in the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Ridge Spring: 29129<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridge Spring had an population of 744 people. This is an increase of 0.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridge Spring had a population of 737 people. This makes Ridge Spring the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ridge Spring represents 0.02% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 171st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 737 people, the population of Ridge Spring decreased 10.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 823 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridge Spring.

Communities Also Named Ridge Spring ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ridge Spring - it's located in North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridge Spring.

Communities near Ridge Spring ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridge Spring.

  • Aiken [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
    • Aiken [Aiken County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ridge Spring
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aiken<6>
  • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesburg-Leesville
    • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Ridge Spring
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesburg-Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesburg-Leesville
  • Edgefield [Edgefield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Edgefield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Ridge Spring
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgefield<6>
  • Batesburg [Lexington County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saluda [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Saluda County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridge Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<6>
    • Johnston [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
      • Johnston [Edgefield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Ridge Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<6>
    • Leesville [Lexington County]
    • Gilbert [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Lexington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Ridge Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<6>
    • Summit [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Lexington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Ridge Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Trenton [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Edgefield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridge Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridge Spring. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridge Spring.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridge Spring. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridge Spring.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridge Spring. See our Newspapers Page for Ridge Spring.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridge Spring ...

Looking for more information about Ridge Spring? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridge Spring, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridge Spring.

Adding Ridge Spring to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridge Spring in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridge Spring was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridge Spring on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Saluda County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridge Spring. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saluda County: www.saludacounty.sc.gov/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Saluda, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridge Spring.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridge Spring - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Ridge Spring). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridge Spring or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridge Spring) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridge Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridge SpringOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridge Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8454, Longitude: -81.6619    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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