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Welcome to Centre Ridge ...

So far, we found very little information about Centre Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Centre Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Centre Ridge, please Contact Us.


Centre Ridge would have been located within present day Pike County<2>.


The location of Centre Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Centre Ridge, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

A typical abbreviation for Centre Ridge: Centre Rdg. (or less commonly used: Centre Rdge. or Centre Ridg.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Centre Ridge is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Centre Ridge was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Centre Ridge (for example, toward Fort Gaines (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The location where Centre Ridge once stood is in the (334) area code.

Communities near Centre Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Centre Ridge.

  • Troy
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,762 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <5>
  • Elba
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba is located in Coffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,919 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba <5>
  • Luverne
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Brundidge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brundidge
    • Brundidge is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge <5>
  • New Brockton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brockton
    • New Brockton is located in Coffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,286 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Brockton <5>
  • Brantley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brantley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantley
    • Brantley is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 754 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brantley <5>
  • Ariton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ariton
    • Ariton is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 736 people
  • Goshen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Glenwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Banks
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
    • Banks is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Centre Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Centre Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Centre Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Centre Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Centre Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Centre Ridge.

Adding Centre Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Centre Ridge in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Centre Ridge was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Centre Ridge post office opened in 1890.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Centre Ridge.

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

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 Centre Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Pike, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centre Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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