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Ridge, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ridge ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ridge (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ridge. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Ridge ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridge, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridge.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ridge covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE White Cemetery [Map]      
  NW William Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mobley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hutton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Coleman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jamestown Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
  E Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hargrove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shea Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Adams Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Screptah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Demount Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blubber Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Light Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brickyard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ellis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cluster Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sixteenth Section Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  N Aliceville Memorial Gardens [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Ridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ridge.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ridge, with the one closest to Ridge listed first.

Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridge
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridge
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridge
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ridge in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ridge is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

Below are the counties that are near Ridge. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ridge:

Greene     (The home county for Ridge)
      West Greene   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      York   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ridge, see our County-by-County Page for Ridge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ridge:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0082, Longitude: -88.1486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridge.


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