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Ridgewood, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgewood to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 96 miles [154.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgewood ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Ridgewood.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Ridgewood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 39 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 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

Madison County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the North

Pike County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Placer County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the Northeast

New London County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

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

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Florida

Alachua County

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

Clay County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Southeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southeast

Putnam County

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

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Southeast

Clayton County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the East

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Will County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North

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Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Ridgewood, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Bergen County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the North Northeast

Oneida County

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

Queens County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rowan County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North Northeast

Muskingum County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ridgewood   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

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

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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

Oconee County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northeast

Campbell County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgewood. 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 'straight-line' distance beginning in 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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<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 Ridgewood 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 313.596 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.22 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.196 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 Ridgewood.



 
 
 

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