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Ridgewood, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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1890 Communities Near Ridgewood ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Ridgewood in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Ridgewood.

Argo   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ayres   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradford   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgewood
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
 
Chalkville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Ridgewood
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clay   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Ridgewood
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Compton   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ridgewood
 - Compton had a post office and railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridgewood
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgewood
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Huffman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgewood
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Ridgewood
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Leeds   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
 
McCombs   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Ridgewood
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
Moody   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridgewood
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
New Castle   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
 
Remlap   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridgewood
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Ridgewood
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ridgewood
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Selfville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ridgewood
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridgewood
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
Trussville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Ridgewood
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ridgewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Ridgewood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7015, Longitude: -86.6497     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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