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Welcome to Ruffin ...

Ruffin is located in Colleton County<1>.

Ruffin is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Ruffin is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Ruffin: 29475<3>

Communities Also Named Ruffin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ruffin - they are located in Arkansas, North Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Ruffin ...

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

  • Walterboro [Colleton County]
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    • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<5>
  • Hampton [Hampton County]
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    • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,488 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>
  • Saint George [Dorchester County]
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    • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<5>
  • Varnville [Hampton County]
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    • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Ruffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<5>
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
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      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<5>
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
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      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<5>
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
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      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<5>
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
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      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<5>
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
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      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Ruffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruffin ...

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

Adding Ruffin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ruffin 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 Ruffin was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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About Colleton County

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Colleton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruffin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Ruffin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ruffin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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: 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    
<5>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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