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Ridge, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Ridge to ...

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridge to Eutaw, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,632 miles [10,673.2 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 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridge ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 39 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 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

Fayette County

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

Monroe County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Ridge, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Ridge, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,994 miles [3,209 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Richmond County

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

Kansas

Linn County

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

Woodson County

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

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Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Ridge, Elliott County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Ridge, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for Ridge, Lafayette Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Ridge, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Alger County

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

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Minnesota

Koochiching County

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

Polk County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Ridge, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Ridge, Chickasaw County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Carroll County

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

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Montana

Carter County

Our profile page for Ridge, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Thurston County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Ridge, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Ridge, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for 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.

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Ohio

Hancock County

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

Noble County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Ridge, Warren County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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

Clearfield County

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

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South Dakota

Spink County

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

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

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

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Texas

Mills County

Our profile page for Ridge, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West

Robertson County

Our profile page for Ridge, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Henrico County

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

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Ridge, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Morgan County

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

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Wisconsin

Sauk County

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

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Wyoming

Carbon County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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>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 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 314.455 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.118 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.942 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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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