RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Chestnut Ridge, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Chestnut Ridge 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for
Chestnut Ridge
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Chestnut Ridge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Chestnut 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 Chestnut Ridge to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Chestnut Ridge to Birmingham, 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chestnut Ridge ...

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

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 IndianaNew YorkTennessee 
 MarylandNorth CarolinaWest Virginia 
 MissouriOhio  
 New JerseyPennsylvania  

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Missouri

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North Northwest

- Return to top

New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Bergen County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the Northeast

Niagara County

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

Rockland County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

North Carolina

Yadkin County

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

- Return to top

Ohio

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Trumbull County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Trumbull County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Tennessee

Anderson County

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

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North

Loudon County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Chestnut Ridge, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3959, Longitude: -86.7722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Chestnut Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.651 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.241 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.311 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Chestnut Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


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



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall