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Ridgeville, Alabama
(Butler County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greenville [Map], which is the Seat of Butler County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeville to Greenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 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 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgeville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Ridgeville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ridgeville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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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Trinity County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the West Northwest


McIntosh County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East


Iroquois County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the North


Randolph County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North

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Our profile page for Ridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

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Lenawee County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Tippah County

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

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Caswell County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the Northeast

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Warren County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast

Wyandot County

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

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Our profile page for Ridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Montour County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Montour County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Moore County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Mineral County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9251, Longitude: -86.8403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville 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 313.589 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.967 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.638 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 Ridgeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridgeville.


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