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Ringgold, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ringgold to Centre, 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 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,460 miles [10,396.4 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 7,169 miles [11,537.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,045 miles [8,119.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ringgold ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Ringgold.

While the name Ringgold is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Hernando County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 46 miles [74 km] to the North Northeast

Iowa

Ringgold County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Ringgold County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Ringgold, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Platte County
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Dawson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Dawson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Dawson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McPherson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, McPherson County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North Northeast

Pickaway County

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

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Montague County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringgold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3340, Longitude: -85.5477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ringgold 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 Ringgold 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 312.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.582 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.609 degrees.

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<7>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 Ringgold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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