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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridgeville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ridgeville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ridgeville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ridgeville is located in Dorchester County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dorchester County: Bamberg, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton & Orangeburg.

Below are the counties that are near Ridgeville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ridgeville:

  • Dorchester County     (The home county of Ridgeville)
    • Dorchester [Dorchester County]
    • Brownsville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Flowertown Village [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowertown Village
      • Flowertown Village [Dorchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowertown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowertown Village
    • Summerville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<2>
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<2>
    • Chandler Village [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler Village
      • Chandler Village [Dorchester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chandler Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler Village
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<2>
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reevesville
      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<2>
  • Bamberg County
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrhardt
      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<2>
  • Berkeley County
    • Washington Town [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Town
      • Washington Town [Berkeley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Town
    • Sandridge [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandridge
      • Sandridge [Berkeley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandridge
    • Highland Village [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Village
      • Highland Village [Berkeley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Village
    • Ladson [Berkeley County]
    • Caromi Village [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caromi Village
      • Caromi Village [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caromi Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caromi Village
    • Camelot Village [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot Village
      • Camelot Village [Berkeley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot Village
    • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moncks Corner
      • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moncks Corner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moncks Corner<2>
    • Tarry Town [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarry Town
      • Tarry Town [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarry Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarry Town
    • Cross [Berkeley County]
    • Pinopolis [Berkeley County]
    • Goose Creek [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Creek
      • Goose Creek [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,972 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goose Creek<2>
    • Hanahan [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanahan
      • Hanahan [Berkeley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanahan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanahan<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Charleston County
    • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville
    • Canady Landing [Charleston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canady Landing
      • Canady Landing [Charleston County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<2>
    • Adams Run [Charleston County]
    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<2>
    • Dorchester [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Charleston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Essex Village [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essex Village
      • Essex Village [Charleston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex Village
    • Meggett [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meggett
      • Meggett [Charleston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meggett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meggett<2>
    • Grove Creek Village [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Creek Village
      • Grove Creek Village [Charleston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Creek Village
    • Old Town [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Charleston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Charles Towne Village [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Towne Village
      • Charles Towne Village [Charleston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles Towne Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Towne Village
    • Johns Island [Charleston County]
  • Clarendon County
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
    • Summerton [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerton
      • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<2>
  • Colleton County
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottageville
      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottageville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<2>
    • Round O [Colleton County]
    • Canadys [Colleton County]
    • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drigger Crossroads
      • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drigger Crossroads
    • Jacksonboro [Colleton County]
    • Walterboro [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walterboro
      • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<2>
    • Johnsville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Colleton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoaks
      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<2>
    • Ruffin [Colleton County]
    • Green Pond [Colleton County]
    • Williams [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Colleton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<2>
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<2>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill
      • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Hill<2>
    • Eutawville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutawville
      • Eutawville [Orangeburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutawville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutawville<2>
    • Green Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Town
      • Green Town [Orangeburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Town
    • Possum Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Town
      • Possum Town [Orangeburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Possum Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Town
    • Wells [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Orangeburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Ferguson [Orangeburg County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
      • Ferguson [Orangeburg County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
    • Vance [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Orangeburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<2>
    • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<2>
    • Santee [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
      • Santee [Orangeburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<2>
    • Parler [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parler
      • Parler [Orangeburg County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parler
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<2>
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<2>
  • Williamsburg County
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeleyville
      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<2>
    • Lane [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Williamsburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ridgeville, see our County-by-County Page for Ridgeville.

Newspapers Published in Ridgeville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridgeville, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridgeville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ridgeville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Ridgeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridgeville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ridgeville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bonnerest Garden Of The Resurrection Cemetery
  • Cypress Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Cemetery
  • Cummings Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cummings Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cummings Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cummings Chapel Cemetery
  • Jedburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jedburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jedburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jedburg Cemetery
  • Limestone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Limestone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Limestone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone Cemetery
  • Muckenfuss Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Muckenfuss Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Muckenfuss Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muckenfuss Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Murray Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murray Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murray Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray Cemetery
    • Mims Lake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mims Lake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mims Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mims Lake Cemetery
    • Dorchester Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dorchester Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dorchester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester Cemetery
    • Givhans Ferry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Givhans Ferry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Givhans Ferry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Givhans Ferry Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Givhans Ferry Cemetery
    • Blanton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blanton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blanton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blanton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton Cemetery
    • Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lebanon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
    • Ferguson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferguson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferguson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ferguson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson Cemetery
    • Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Magnolia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ridgeville had a population of 212 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Ridgeville had a population of 1,841 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ridgeville, with the one closest to Ridgeville listed first.

  • Ridgeville [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeville
    • Ridgeville [Dorchester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridgeville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeville<2>
  • Summerville [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
    • Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,219 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Summerville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Long Ridge [Berkeley County]
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    • Long Ridge [Berkeley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Long Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
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    • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 388 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lincolnville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Sandridge [Berkeley County]
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    • Sandridge [Berkeley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sandridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
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    • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harleyville had railroad service and no post office
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    • Ladson [Berkeley County]
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      • Ladson [Berkeley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 388 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ladson had railroad service and no post office
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    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
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      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cottageville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County]
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      • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 814 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,162 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Hill had a post office and railroad service
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    • Mount Holly [Berkeley County]
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      • Mount Holly [Berkeley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Holly had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Strawberry [Berkeley County]
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      • Strawberry [Berkeley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Strawberry had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Connors [Orangeburg County] - Historic
      • While Connors was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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      • Connors [Orangeburg County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Connors had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Connors have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Otranto [Charleston County]
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      • Otranto [Charleston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Otranto had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otranto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County]
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      • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 188 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,497 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moncks Corner had a post office and railroad service
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    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
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      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reevesville had a post office and no railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ridgeville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgeville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ridgeville ...

While our initial data about Ridgeville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ridgeville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ridgeville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ridgeville:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Ridgeville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Ridgeville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ridgeville. See our Misc Page for Ridgeville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Dorchester County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dorchester County: www.dorchestercounty.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Ridgeville) 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 Ridgeville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0948, Longitude: -80.3143    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Ridgeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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