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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Blue Ridge to ...

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Blue Ridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,155 miles [8,296.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Ridge ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Blue Ridge.

While the name Blue Ridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Blue Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Piatt County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Piatt County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northeast

Transylvania County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

Falls County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Augusta County

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

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4926, Longitude: -86.1905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge 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 313.246 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.648 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.272 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Ridge.



 
 
 

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