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Welcome to Ridgeville ...

The town of Ridgeville is located in Dorchester County<1> (at the time of its founding, Ridgeville was located in Colleton County).

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgeville has a population of 1,710 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Ridgeville is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Ridgeville: (843)

The ZIP code for Ridgeville: 29472<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgeville had an population of 1,710 people. This is a decrease of 13.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgeville had a population of 1,979 people. This makes Ridgeville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ridgeville represents 0.04% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,979 people, the population of Ridgeville increased 17.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,690 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ridgeville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Ridgeville - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ridgeville ...

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

  • Summerville [Dorchester County]
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    • Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Goose Creek [Berkeley County]
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    • Goose Creek [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County]
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    • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
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    • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
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      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County]
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      • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
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      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Dorchester [Dorchester County]
    • Brownsville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgeville ...

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

Adding Ridgeville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Ridgeville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Dorchester, 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 Ridgeville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgeville - 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 Ridgeville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgeville 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeville) 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 Ridgeville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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