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Center Ridge, Alabama
(Geneva County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Center 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 Center 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 Center Ridge to:

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Center Ridge to Geneva, 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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,624 miles [10,660.3 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 7,321 miles [11,782 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Center Ridge ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Center Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Center Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Crenshaw County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Crenshaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the North Northwest

Pike County

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

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Clark County

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

Conway County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Northwest


Walton County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southwest


Kemper County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Kemper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Northwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Northwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West Northwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Center Ridge, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Center Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Center Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1960, Longitude: -85.9249     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center 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 Center 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 312.998 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.183 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.435 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 Center Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Ridge.


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