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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 Ridgeville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville:
    • 33.094822, -80.314298
    • 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 Ridgeville
  • 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 Ridgeville ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Ridgeville.

Within South Carolina, the name Ridgeville is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seventeen communities, fifteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Butler County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Butler County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the west of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Ridgeville.
      • Etowah County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Etowah County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km] to the west northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Ridgeville.
    • California
      • Trinity County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Trinity County and lies 2,379 miles [3,828.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Ridgeville.
    • Georgia
      • McIntosh County
      • This Ridgeville is located in McIntosh County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McIntosh County community of Ridgeville.
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Iroquois County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Ridgeville.
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Randolph County and lies 561 miles [902.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Ridgeville.
    • Manitoba
      • This Ridgeville lies 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Carroll County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Ridgeville.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Lenawee County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Ridgeville.
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Ridgeville [Tippah County].
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Caswell County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Ridgeville.
    • Ohio
      • Warren County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Warren County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Ridgeville.
      • Wyandot County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wyandot County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandot County community of Ridgeville.
    • Ontario
      • This Ridgeville lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montour County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Montour County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montour County community of Ridgeville.
    • Tennessee
      • Moore County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Moore County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Ridgeville.
    • West Virginia
      • Mineral County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Mineral County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeville that is located in Dorchester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Ridgeville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeville ...

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.

  • Coachmans Corners [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coachmans Corners
    • Coachmans Corners [Dorchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coachmans Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coachmans Corners
  • Corey Point [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corey Point
    • Corey Point [Dorchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corey Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corey Point
  • Corey Wood [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corey Wood
    • Corey Wood [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corey Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corey Wood
  • Cotton Hill [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
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    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowertown Village
    • Holly Ridge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Colleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Hunters Creek [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
      • Hunters Creek [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek
    • Indian Springs [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Dorchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Knightsville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightsville
      • Knightsville [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightsville
    • Lincoln Green [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Green
      • Lincoln Green [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Green have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Green
    • Lotts Crossroads [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lotts Crossroads
      • Lotts Crossroads [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lotts Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lotts Crossroads
    • Orchard Hill [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hill
      • Orchard Hill [Dorchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hill
    • Pecan Grove [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Pringletown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringletown
      • Pringletown [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringletown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringletown
    • Sandy Run [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Run
      • Sandy Run [Berkeley County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sweetbriar [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetbriar
      • Sweetbriar [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetbriar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetbriar
    • Trotters Ridge [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotters Ridge
      • Trotters Ridge [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotters Ridge
    • Twin Lakes [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes

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 Ridgeville. 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 ...
    • Jimmie Goodwin Coker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (SC) on March 28, 1936 (a Saturday) and died in Throckmorton (TX) on October 29, 1991 (a Tueday) at the age of 55.
      • Holly Hill is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Ridgeville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<5>

How Far From Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint George, which is the Seat of Dorchester County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeville to Saint George, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 440 miles [708.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,292 miles [10,126 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,979 miles [11,231.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,864 miles [7,827.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ridgeville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ridgeville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.905 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.881 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.919 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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