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Welcome to Chigger Ridge ...

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

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




Chigger Ridge would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Chigger Ridge is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The location where Chigger Ridge once stood is in the (256) & (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Chigger Ridge ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Chigger Ridge and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,827   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,409   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,152   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Chigger Ridge.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chigger Ridge. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chigger Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chigger Ridge.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Chigger Ridge:

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The Communities of Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: 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 Chigger Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chigger Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Chigger Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chigger Ridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chigger Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chigger Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chigger Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7843, Longitude: -85.9519     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chigger Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chigger Ridge.

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