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Green Ridge, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Green 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 Green 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 Green Ridge to:

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Green Ridge to Troy, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Green Ridge ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Green Ridge.

While the name Green Ridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Pawnee County

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

Stafford County

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

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Green Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

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

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Pettis County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Pettis County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

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

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

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

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West Virginia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Green Ridge, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

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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 Green Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7121, Longitude: -85.8041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green 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 Green 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 312.966 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.217 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.286 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 Green Ridge.



 
 
 

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