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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ridgeland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeland and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ridgeland:
    • 32.482705, -80.979499
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ridgeland
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ridgeland ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Ridgeland.

Within South Carolina, the name Ridgeland is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<1> to the west of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Ridgeland.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Hillsborough County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Ridgeland.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Cook County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Ridgeland.
    • Mississippi
      • Lafayette County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Lafayette County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Ridgeland.
      • Lowndes County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Lowndes County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km] to the west northwest of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Ridgeland.
      • Madison County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Madison County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km] to the west of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Ridgeland.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Monroe County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Ridgeland.
    • Ohio
      • Henry County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Henry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Ridgeland.
      • Jackson County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Jackson County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ridgeland.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Cumberland County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Ridgeland.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dunn County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Dunn County and lies 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeland that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunn County community of Ridgeland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cherry Point Landing [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Point Landing
    • Cherry Point Landing [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Point Landing
  • Copp Landing [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copp Landing
    • Copp Landing [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copp Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copp Landing
  • Dupies Ferry [Effingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupies Ferry
    • Dupies Ferry [Effingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dupies Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupies Ferry
  • Ebenezer [Effingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Effingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Continue List   (19 more) ...
    • Forest Fields [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Fields
      • Forest Fields [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Fields
    • Grahamville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahamville
      • Grahamville [Jasper County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahamville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahamville
    • Grays [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays
      • Grays [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays
    • Grays Hill [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Hill
      • Grays Hill [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Hill
    • Groover Landing [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groover Landing
      • Groover Landing [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groover Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groover Landing
    • Irongate [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irongate
      • Irongate [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irongate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irongate
    • Jasper [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Jasper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Old House [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old House
      • Old House [Jasper County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old House
    • Peace Haven [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Haven
      • Peace Haven [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peace Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Haven
    • Pleasant Farm [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Farm
      • Pleasant Farm [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Farm
    • Possum Corner [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Corner
      • Possum Corner [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Possum Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Corner
    • Quail Ridge [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • Ricetown [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ricetown
      • Ricetown [Jasper County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ricetown
    • River Reach [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Reach
      • River Reach [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Reach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Reach
    • Robertville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertville
      • Robertville [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertville
    • Salt Creek [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
      • Salt Creek [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Creek
    • Sisters Ferry [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sisters Ferry
      • Sisters Ferry [Effingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sisters Ferry
    • Switzerland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switzerland
      • Switzerland [Jasper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Switzerland
    • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
      • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Sisters Ferry

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Ridgeland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Bluffton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Conrad Aiken     (Author, editor)
      • Author, editor. He was born in Savannah (GA) on August 5, 1889 (a Monday) and died in Savannah (GA) on August 17, 1973 (a Friday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conrad Aiken<4>
    • Joseph William 'Smokin Joe' Frazier     (Professional boxer, Olympic Gold Medalist)
    • Connie Haines     (Singer, Actress)
      • Singer, Actress. She was born in Savannah (GA) on January 20, 1921 (a Thursday) and died in Clearwater Beach (FL) on September 22, 2008 (a Monday) at the age of 87.
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connie Haines<4>
    • Eugene 'Claude' Harmon, Sr.     (Professional golf)
    • Dr. John Edwards Holbrook     (Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author)
      • Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author. He was born in Beaufort (SC) on December 31, 1794 (a Wednesday) and died in Norfolk (MA) on September 8, 1871 (a Friday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Beaufort is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Edwards Holbrook<4>
    • Jack Leigh     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in Savannah (GA) on November 8, 1948 (a Monday) and died in Savannah (GA) on May 18, 2004 (a Tueday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Leigh<4>
    • Johnny Mercer     (Songwriter, lyricist)
      • Born: John Herndon Mercer
      • Songwriter, lyricist. He was born in Savannah (GA) on November 18, 1909 (a Thursday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on June 25, 1976 (a Friday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Mercer<4>
    • James McLane Moody     (Musician)
    • James Neill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Savannah (GA) on September 29, 1860 (a Saturday) and died in Glendale (CA) on March 16, 1931 (a Monday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Neill<4>
    • Joseph 'King' Oliver     (Musician)
    • Ellen Wilson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency)
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency. She was born in Savannah (GA) on May 15, 1860 (a Tueday) and died in Washington, DC on August 6, 1914 (a Thursday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Wilson<4>

How Far From Ridgeland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Ridgeland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ridgeland and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgeland to Columbia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 494 miles [795 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,348 miles [10,216.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,035 miles [11,321.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,921 miles [7,919.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Jasper County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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 for your convenience: 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    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ridgeland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ridgeland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.262 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.205 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.327 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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