Gopher Tortoise Square

Gopher Tortoise Square (HMB07)

Location: Ridgeland, SC 29936 Jasper County
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N 32° 28.889', W 80° 58.947'

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Prior to the 1890's, the town of Ridgeland wasknown as Gopher Hill, getting that name from theabundance of Gopher Tortoises that inhabited thesand hills of the area.Gopherus Polyphemus,commonly called the Gopher Tortoise, are long lived herbivores, typically living 40 to 60 years. They spendmuch of that life in the deep burrows that they dig. While they still can be found in the rural areas ofJasper County, they are no longer abundant andare now a protected endangered species.
HM NumberHMB07
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 501648 N 3593806
Decimal Degrees32.48148333, -80.98245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.889', W 80° 58.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 53.34" N, 80° 58' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7709 W Main St, Ridgeland SC 29936, US
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