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Welcome to Ridgeland ...

The town of Ridgeland is located in Jasper County<1> (at the time of its founding, Ridgeland was located in Hampton County) and is the County Seat for Jasper County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgeland has a population of 3,833 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Ridgeland is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ridgeland is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

The ZIP codes for Ridgeland: 29912, 29936<4>

Websites for Ridgeland ...

Official Website:   www.ridgelandsc.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jaspersc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgeland had an population of 3,833 people. This is a decrease of 5.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgeland had a population of 4,036 people (or 16.29% of the total population of Jasper County). This makes Ridgeland the county's most populous community.

The population of Ridgeland represents 0.09% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,036 people, the population of Ridgeland increased 60.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,518 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgeland.

Communities Also Named Ridgeland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Ridgeland - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi (3), New York, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Ridgeland ...

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

  • Bluffton (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeland and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<6>
  • Port Royal (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ridgeland and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<6>
  • Beaufort (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
    • Beaufort lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Ridgeland and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<6>
  • Rincon (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridgeland and is located in Effingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rincon<6>
  • Hardeeville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
    • Hardeeville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Ridgeland and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<6>
  • Two Sisters Ferry (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
    • Two Sisters Ferry lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Ridgeland and is located in Effingham County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,063 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Sisters Ferry
  • Yemassee (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yemassee
    • Yemassee lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ridgeland and is located in Beaufort County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yemassee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yemassee<6>
  • Haddonville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
    • Haddonville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Ridgeland and is located in Effingham County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddonville
  • Furman (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
    • Furman lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgeland and is located in Hampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<6>
  • Tillman (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)

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 Ridgeland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgeland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgeland. 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 Ridgeland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeland. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgeland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgeland ...

Looking for more information about Ridgeland? 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 Ridgeland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgeland.

Adding Ridgeland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Ridgeland

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Jasper County

About South Carolina

The official website for Ridgeland: www.ridgelandsc.gov/

The official website for Jasper County: www.jaspercountysc.org/

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 Jasper, 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 Ridgeland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgeland - 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 Ridgeland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgeland 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeland) 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 Ridgeland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgelandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4827, Longitude: -80.9795    
<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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