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Our Genealogy Helper for Wedgefield (aka 'Wedgewood') ...

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 Wedgefield (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 Wedgefield. 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.

Name Variations for Wedgefield ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Wedgefield has also been known as: Wedgewood.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 hospitals 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.

Wedgefield is located in Sumter 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 Sumter County: Calhoun, Clarendon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee & Richland.

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

  • Sumter County     (The home county of Wedgefield)
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
      • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
    • Stateburg [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stateburg
      • Stateburg [Sumter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stateburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stateburg
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
      • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
    • Oakland [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley Creek Village
      • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley Creek Village
    • Privateer [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Privateer
      • Privateer [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Privateer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Privateer
    • Millwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
      • Millwood [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • South Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sumter
      • South Sumter [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sumter
    • Horatio [Sumter County]
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
    • Lakewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Creston [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Calhoun County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
      • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<3>
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Clarendon County
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<3>
    • Silver [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver
      • Silver [Clarendon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
    • Summerton [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerton
      • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<3>
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<3>
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]
    • New Zion [Clarendon County]
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<3>
    • Shad Moss village [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shad Moss village
      • Shad Moss village [Clarendon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shad Moss village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shad Moss village
  • Darlington County
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<3>
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
  • Fairfield County
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
  • Florence County
    • Olanta [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olanta
      • Olanta [Florence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olanta<3>
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<3>
  • Kershaw County
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Village
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<3>
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
  • Lancaster County
  • Lee County
    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Elliott [Lee County]
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<3>
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
  • Lexington County
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<3>
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<3>
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<3>
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<3>
    • Seven Oaks [Lexington County]
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<3>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<3>
    • Parler [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parler
      • Parler [Orangeburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parler
    • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamison
      • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamison
    • Santee [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
      • Santee [Orangeburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<3>
    • Stilton [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilton
      • Stilton [Orangeburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilton
    • Wren Village [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren Village
      • Wren Village [Orangeburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Village
    • Vance [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Orangeburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<3>
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<3>
    • Eutawville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutawville
      • Eutawville [Orangeburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutawville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutawville<3>
    • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodford
      • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodford
    • Bowman [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Orangeburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<3>
    • North [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North
      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<3>
  • Richland County
    • Eastover [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastover<3>
    • Gadsden [Richland County]
    • Bruner [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruner
      • Bruner [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruner
    • Pinewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
    • Capitol View [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol View
      • Capitol View [Richland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol View
    • Woodfield [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfield
      • Woodfield [Richland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfield
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Valencia Heights [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia Heights
      • Valencia Heights [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia Heights
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
      • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
  • Williamsburg County
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeleyville
      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Wedgefield ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wedgefield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wedgefield, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wedgefield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Wedgefield:

  • 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 Wedgefield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wedgefield.

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

  • Coulter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coulter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coulter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pitts Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pitts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dargon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dargon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dargon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dargon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield.
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  • Gadson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gadson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gadson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gadson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield.
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  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miller Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield.
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    • Pitts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pitts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pitts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pitts Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield.
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    • Loring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Loring Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield.
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    • General Sumters Tomb
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the General Sumters Tomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the General Sumters Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • General Sumters Tomb lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield.
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    • Bloom Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bloom Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bloom Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bloom Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield.
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    • Hillside Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield.
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    • Singleton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Singleton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Singleton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Singleton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield.
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    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield.
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    • St. Lukes Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lukes Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield.
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    • St. Phillip AME Church 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wedgefield had a population of 249 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wedgefield had a post office and railroad service
    • Wedgefield has also been known as:
    • Wedgewood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<3>
  • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cane Savannah had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
  • Claremont [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wedgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
  • Privateer [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Privateer
    • Privateer [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Privateer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Privateer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Privateer
  • Catchall [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catchall
    • Catchall [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Catchall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catchall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catchall
  • Tindal [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tindal
    • Tindal [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wedgefield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tindal had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tindal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tindal
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    • Hagood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagood
      • Hagood [Sumter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hagood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagood
    • Gadsden [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsden
      • Gadsden [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<3>
    • Rembert [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rembert
      • Rembert [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rembert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rembert<3>
    • Boykin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boykin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boykin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Rimini [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimini
      • Rimini [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rimini had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rimini have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimini
    • Brogdon [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brogdon
      • Brogdon [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brogdon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brogdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brogdon
    • Oswego [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oswego had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • Congaree [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congaree
      • Congaree [Richland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Congaree had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congaree
    • Stockton [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • While Stockton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Kershaw County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Wedgefield
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stockton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wedgefield ...

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

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 Wedgefield:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Sumter County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.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 '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- Wedgefield) 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 Wedgefield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WedgefieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wedgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8927, Longitude: -80.5181    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Wedgefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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