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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).



While we don't have a date for the founding of Ridge Spring, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

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).

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 within the boundaries of 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 total 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 (which had 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 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
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Batesburg - Leesville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesburg - Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesburg - Leesville
    • Batesburg - Leesville is located in Lexington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,402 people
  • Edgefield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Batesburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Saluda
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Johnston
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Leesville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Gilbert
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Summit
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit is located in Lexington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 486 people
  • Trenton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ridge Spring was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ridge Spring post office opened in 1884.

We also found Ridge Spring in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ridge Spring.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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