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Pleasant Ridge, Alabama
(Marion County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 Pleasant Ridge to:

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Pleasant Ridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,569 miles [10,571.8 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pleasant Ridge ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Pleasant Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 5 communities which are also named Pleasant Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 48 communities in the United States and Canada - with 52 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

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East Southeast

Cullman County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the East

Franklin County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the South

Pike County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the West Northwest

Boone County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Northwest

Carroll County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North

Jay County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Atchison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Crawford County

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

Leavenworth County

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

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Kentucky

Daviess County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

La Salle Parish

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

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Maine

Somerset County

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

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southwest

Itawamba County

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

Jones County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Northwest

Bates County

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Northwest

Texas County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

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

Pitt County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the East

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fulton County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Pleasant 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.

Knox County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Henderson County

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

Leon County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Southwest

Panola County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East Northeast

Virginia Beach City

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

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Pleasant 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.

Iowa County

Our profile page for Pleasant Ridge, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1718, Longitude: -87.9906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant 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 Pleasant 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 314.44 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.26 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.644 degrees.

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<7>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 Pleasant Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Pleasant Ridge.



 
 
 

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