Ridgeland

Ridgeland (HM5BX)

Location: Ridgeland, SC 29936 Jasper County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 28.89', W 80° 58.963'

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[Marker front]:
Ridgeland, named for its location on the ridge between Charleston and Savannah, has been the seat of Jasper County since the county was created in 1912. It was first named Gopher Hill and grew up around a depot built on the Charleston & Savannah RR in 1860. The tracks were the boundry between Beaufort and Hampton counties, and Ridgeland belonged to two counties until 1912.

[Marker reverse]:
Chartered and incorporated in 1894, Ridgeland had a population of about 500 when it became the new seat of Jasper County in 1912. The Georgian Revival courthouse was designed by William Augustus Edwards and built in 1915. U.S. Hwy. 17, constructed in the 1920's has long brought many visitors through the town on their trips to and through the lowcountry.
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HM NumberHM5BX
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Marker Number27-24
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Town of Ridgeland
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 501623 N 3593808
Decimal Degrees32.48150000, -80.98271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.89', W 80° 58.963'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 53.40" N, 80° 58' 57.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 SC-336, Ridgeland SC 29936, US
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