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Our Genealogy Helper for Ruffin ...

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 Ruffin (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 Ruffin. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Ruffin is located in Colleton 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 Colleton County: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Charleston, Dorchester, Hampton & Orangeburg.

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

  • Colleton County     (The home county of Ruffin)
    • Williams [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Colleton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<2>
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoaks
      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<2>
    • Johnsville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Colleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sniders Crossroads
      • Sniders Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ruffin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sniders Crossroads
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<2>
    • Islandton [Colleton County]
    • Ashton [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Colleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Canadys [Colleton County]
    • Walterboro [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walterboro
      • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<2>
    • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drigger Crossroads
      • Drigger Crossroads [Colleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ruffin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drigger Crossroads
    • Round O [Colleton County]
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottageville
      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottageville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<2>
    • Green Pond [Colleton County]
  • Allendale County
    • Sycamore [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Allendale County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sycamore<2>
    • Ulmer [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulmer
      • Ulmer [Allendale County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulmer<2>
    • Fairfax [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Allendale County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,622 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<2>
    • Allendale [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
      • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<2>
    • Martin [Allendale County]
  • Bamberg County
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrhardt
      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrhardt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<2>
    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamberg
      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<2>
    • Olar [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
      • Olar [Bamberg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar<2>
    • Govan [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
      • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Govan
    • Denmark [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<2>
  • Barnwell County
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilda
      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<2>
    • Kline [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Barnwell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kline<2>
    • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
      • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<2>
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackville
      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<2>
    • Snelling [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
      • Snelling [Barnwell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snelling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
  • Beaufort County
    • Yemassee [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yemassee
      • Yemassee [Beaufort County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yemassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yemassee<2>
    • Sheldon [Beaufort County]
    • Dale [Beaufort County]
    • Lobeco [Beaufort County]
    • Seabrook [Beaufort County]
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
      • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<2>
    • Burton [Beaufort County]
  • Berkeley County
  • Calhoun County
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • 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
    • Canady Landing [Charleston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canady Landing
      • Canady Landing [Charleston County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
    • Adams Run [Charleston County]
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<2>
    • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville
    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<2>
    • Meggett [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meggett
      • Meggett [Charleston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meggett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meggett<2>
  • Dorchester County
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reevesville
      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<2>
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • 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>
    • Dorchester [Dorchester County]
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<2>
    • Ridgeville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeville
      • Ridgeville [Dorchester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<2>
  • Hampton County
    • Miley [Hampton County]
    • Crocketville [Hampton County]
    • Varnville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnville
      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<2>
    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
    • Hampton [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<2>
    • Pond Town [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Town
      • Pond Town [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Town
    • Barkerville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barkerville
      • Barkerville [Hampton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ruffin
      • Barkerville has also been known as:
      • Haywardville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barkerville
    • Brunson [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunson
      • Brunson [Hampton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunson<2>
    • Gifford [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gifford
      • Gifford [Hampton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gifford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gifford<2>
    • Luray [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Hampton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<2>
    • Estill [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill
      • Estill [Hampton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill<2>
    • Furman [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<2>
    • Scotia [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia [Hampton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia<2>
  • Jasper County
    • Pineland [Jasper County]
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<2>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<2>
    • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixty Six
      • Sixty Six [Orangeburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixty Six
    • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<2>
    • Rowesville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowesville
      • Rowesville [Orangeburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowesville<2>
    • Cope [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cope
      • Cope [Orangeburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cope<2>
    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<2>
    • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill
      • Holly Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • 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>
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<2>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<2>
    • Santee [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
      • Santee [Orangeburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<2>
    • Vance [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Orangeburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<2>
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<2>
    • Eutawville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutawville
      • Eutawville [Orangeburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutawville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutawville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Ruffin ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruffin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ruffin, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ruffin.

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 Ruffin:

  • 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 Ruffin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ruffin.

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 Ruffin covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ruffin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruffin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruffin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruffin Cemetery
  • Smyly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smyly Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smyly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyly Cemetery
  • Colonel Joseph Risher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colonel Joseph Risher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colonel Joseph Risher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonel Joseph Risher Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
  • Warren - Key Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warren - Key Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warren - Key Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren - Key Cemetery
  • Sykes Savannah UMC Cemetery
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    • Old Field Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Field Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • John Herndon Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Herndon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tabor Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Strickland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strickland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smith Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Breland Cemetery
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    • Trinity Cemetery
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    • Smoaks Cemetery
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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.<4>

While we didn't find Ruffin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ruffin.

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

  • Islandton [Colleton County]
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    • Islandton [Colleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Islandton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Ashton [Colleton County]
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    • Ashton [Colleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Walterboro [Colleton County]
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    • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,171 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walterboro had a post office and railroad service
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  • Miley [Hampton County]
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    • Miley [Hampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Miley had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Hendersonville [Colleton County]
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    • Hendersonville [Colleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ruffin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 286 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendersonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Drawdy [Colleton County]
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    • Drawdy [Colleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drawdy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drawdy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crocketville [Hampton County]
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      • Crocketville [Hampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ruffin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crocketville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
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      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • 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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    • Fifty Eight [Orangeburg County] - Historic
      • While Fifty Eight was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fifty Eight
      • Fifty Eight [Orangeburg County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fifty Eight had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fifty Eight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ruffin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 732 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Branchville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Varnville [Hampton County]
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      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 553 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Varnville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Almeda [Hampton County]
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      • Almeda [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Almeda had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almeda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cummings [Hampton County]
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      • Cummings [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cummings had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cummings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ritter [Colleton County]
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      • Ritter [Colleton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruffin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ritter had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ritter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hampton [Hampton County]
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      • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruffin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 318 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ruffin. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruffin.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ruffin ...

While our initial data about Ruffin came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ruffin 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 Ruffin.

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

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

Shell Oil Road Map for South Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Colleton County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colleton County: www.colletoncounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruffin) 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 Ruffin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RuffinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruffin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0060, Longitude: -80.8142    
<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>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 Ruffin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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