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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridge and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ridge:
    • 33.008182, -88.148638
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ridge
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ridge ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Ridge.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Ridge.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 39 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 39 communities, 39 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Ridge [Fayette County].
    • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Ridge [Monroe County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Ridge is located in Craighead County and lies 238 miles [383 km]<2> to the northwest of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Ridge.
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Ridge is located in Mendocino County and lies 1,994 miles [3,209 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Ridge.
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ridge [Richmond County].
    • Kansas
      • Linn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ridge [Linn County].
      • Woodson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ridge [Woodson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Elliott County
      • This Ridge is located in Elliott County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elliott County community of Ridge.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Ridge is located in Bienville Parish and lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<2> to the west of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Ridge.
      • Lafayette Parish
      • This Ridge is located in Lafayette Parish and lies 307 miles [494.1 km] to the southwest of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette Parish community of Ridge.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Ridge [Cumberland County].
      • Washington County
      • This Ridge is located in Washington County and lies 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ridge.
    • Maryland
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Ridge is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Ridge.
    • Michigan
      • Alger County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Ridge [Alger County].
    • Minnesota
      • Koochiching County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Ridge [Koochiching County].
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Ridge [Polk County].
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Ridge is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<2> to the north of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Ridge.
    • Mississippi
      • Chickasaw County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Ridge [Chickasaw County].
    • Missouri
      • Carroll County
      • Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Ridge.
    • Montana
      • Carter County
      • This Ridge is located in Carter County and lies 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Ridge.
    • Nebraska
      • Thurston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Ridge [Thurston County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Ridge lies 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • This Ridge is located in Livingston County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Ridge.
      • Suffolk County
      • This Ridge is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Ridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Ridge [Gaston County].
    • Ohio
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ridge [Hancock County].
      • Noble County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ridge [Noble County].
      • Warren County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ridge [Warren County].
    • Ontario
      • This Ridge lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Ridge [Umatilla County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Ridge [Bucks County].
      • Clearfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Ridge [Clearfield County].
    • South Dakota
      • Spink County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Ridge [Spink County].
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Ridge [Claiborne County].
    • Texas
      • Mills County
      • This Ridge is located in Mills County and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km]<2> to the west of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mills County community of Ridge.
      • Robertson County
      • This Ridge is located in Robertson County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km] to the west southwest of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robertson County community of Ridge.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Ridge [Henrico County].
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Ridge is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Ridge that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Ridge.
    • West Virginia
      • Morgan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Ridge [Morgan County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Ridge [Sauk County].
    • Wyoming
      • Carbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Ridge [Carbon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridge ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Aliceville [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
    • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<5>
  • Clark [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Cooksville [Noxubee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
    • Cooksville [Noxubee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
  • Craigs Ferry [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigs Ferry
    • Craigs Ferry [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigs Ferry
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dancy [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dancy
      • Dancy [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dancy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dancy
    • Fair Oaks [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks
      • Fair Oaks [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks
    • Foxtrap [Noxubee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxtrap
      • Foxtrap [Noxubee County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxtrap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Pleasant Ridge [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Greene County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Stones Ferry [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Ferry
      • Stones Ferry [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Ferry

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 Ridge. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<6>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<6>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Ridge.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the east of Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<6>
    • Bobby Ray Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska).
      • Geiger is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ray Williams<6>

How Far From Ridge to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ridge and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Eutaw, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridge to Eutaw, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,632 miles [10,673.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ridge could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0082, Longitude: -88.1486       In this case, the coordinates for Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.455 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.118 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.942 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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