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Ridgefield, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the West (W).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgefield to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgefield ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Ridgefield.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the North

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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North Carolina

Guilford County

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

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

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Muskingum County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Muskingum County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Radford City

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Radford City   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Ridgefield, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3501, Longitude: -86.2547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield 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 313.274 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.661 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.326 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 Ridgefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridgefield.



 
 
 

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