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Pine Ridge Estates, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Pine Ridge Estates.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Pine Ridge Estates to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pine Ridge Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Pine Ridge Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,602 miles [10,624.9 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 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Ridge Estates ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Pine Ridge Estates.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Pine Ridge Estates. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Pine Ridge Estates, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Pine Ridge Estates, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North

New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Pine Ridge Estates, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine Ridge Estates ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chickasaw Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Pine Ridge Estates   [Map]
Clark Crossroads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kelly Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Peach Tree Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Peterman   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Tabernacle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Pine Ridge Estates. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Faye Dunaway
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Pine Ridge Estates
 
Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Pine Ridge Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<7>

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The Communities of Alabama

About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pine Ridge Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 starting from Pine Ridge Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Ridge Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Ridge Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2266, Longitude: -85.4499     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Ridge Estates 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 Pine Ridge Estates 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.727 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.873 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.253 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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