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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ridgeway.

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How Far From Ridgeway to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ridgeway to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ridgeway to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgeway to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,405 miles [5,479.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 133 days and walking would take 194 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,044 miles [9,726.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,736 miles [10,840.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgeway ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Ridgeway.

While the name Ridgeway is unique within Alaska, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,997 miles [4,823.2 km] to the East

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,404 miles [5,478.2 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Harris County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,489 miles [5,615 km] to the East

Heard County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,434 miles [5,526.5 km] to the East

Newton County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,467 miles [5,579.6 km] to the East

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Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Allen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Allen County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Howard County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,007 miles [4,839.3 km] to the East

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Iowa

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Winneshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,668 miles [4,293.7 km] to the East

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Kansas

Ford County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Ford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ford County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Osage County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Osage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Osage County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,307 miles [5,322.1 km] to the East

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,405 miles [5,479.8 km] to the East

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,394 miles [5,462.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,011 miles [4,845.7 km] to the East

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Saint Clair County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,652 miles [4,268 km] to the East

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,754 miles [4,432.1 km] to the East

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Montana

Carter County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,435 miles [5,528.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,128 miles [5,034 km] to the East Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,401 miles [5,473.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,498 miles [5,629.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Gallia County
This community is historic.
Although located in Gallia County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Hardin County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,098 miles [4,985.7 km] to the East

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Muskingum County
This community is historic.
Although located in Muskingum County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ridgeway   [Map]
Distance: About 3,126 miles [5,030.8 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,524 miles [5,671.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,337 miles [5,370.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,086 miles [4,966.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,447 miles [5,547.4 km] to the East

Henry County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,436 miles [5,529.7 km] to the East

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,426 miles [5,513.6 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,348 miles [5,388.1 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Ridgeway, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,751 miles [4,427.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Ridgeway. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) 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 Ridgeway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgeway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5319, Longitude: -151.0853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ridgeway to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 5.375 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 10.239 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 347.483 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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 Ridgeway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridgeway.



 
 
 

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