Gopher Tortoise Statue, Ridgeland, SC
This turtle sculpture is located in a small park in Ridgeland, South Carolina. This statue is about 5 feet long and can be found in Gopher Tortoise Square in Ridgeland. Prior to the 1890's, the town of Ridgeland was known as Gopher Hill, getting that name from the abundance of Gopher Tortoises that inhabited the sand hills of the area. While they still can be found in the rural areas of Jasper County, they are no longer abundant and are now a protected endangered species.
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Gopher Tortoise Statue; Gopher Tortoise; Jasper County (SC.); Ridgeland (SC.); Monuments --- South Carolina --- Ridgeland.