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Ridgecrest, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ridgecrest to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgecrest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 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 Ridgecrest ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Ridgecrest.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ridgecrest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 ArkansasIllinoisSouth CarolinaVirginia
 CaliforniaLouisianaTennesseeWashington
 FloridaMarylandTexas 
 GeorgiaNorth CarolinaUtah 

Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Henry County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East

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Illinois

Grundy County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Southwest

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West

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Maryland

Montgomery County

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

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East

Florence County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Brazos County

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West Southwest

Randall County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the Northwest

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The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgecrest. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Ridgecrest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgecrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgecrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4009, Longitude: -86.7828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest 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 313.657 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.249 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.314 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 Ridgecrest.



 
 
 

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