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1890 Communities Near Ridgecrest ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Ridgecrest in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Ridgecrest.

  • Avondale [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
    • Avondale [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,642 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,544 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<4>
  • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26,178 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 209,403 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham<4>
  • Blue Creek Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Creek Junction
    • Blue Creek Junction [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek Junction
  • Brickyard Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Junction
    • Brickyard Junction [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Junction
  • Bridgeton [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
    • Bridgeton [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeton
  • Collins [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collins had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
  • Duncan [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
    • Duncan [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duncan had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
  • Continue List ...
    • East Birmingham [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Birmingham
      • East Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Birmingham
    • Ensley [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ensley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ensley
      • Ensley [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ensley had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ensley
    • Falliston [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falliston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falliston
      • Falliston [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Falliston had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falliston
    • Gate City [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gate City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate City
      • Gate City [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gate City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gate City
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 518 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Helena had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<4>
    • Hillman [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillman had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Ishkooda [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ishkooda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ishkooda
      • Ishkooda [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ishkooda
    • Morgan [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan
      • Morgan [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morgan had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan
    • North Birmingham [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Birmingham
      • North Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Birmingham
    • Oxmoor [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxmoor
      • Oxmoor [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 556 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxmoor
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<4>
    • Powderly [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderly
      • Powderly [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderly
    • Sloss [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloss
      • Sloss [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 265 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sloss had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloss
    • Spaulding [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaulding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaulding
      • Spaulding [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaulding
    • Tacoa [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tacoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoa
      • Tacoa [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoa
    • Thomas [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thomas had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
    • Vanderbilt [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanderbilt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanderbilt
      • Vanderbilt [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanderbilt
    • Ware [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ware had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware
    • Woodlawn [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,506 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Woodward Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward Junction
      • Woodward Junction [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward Junction
    • Wylam [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wylam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylam
      • Wylam [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylam

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Ridgecrest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgecrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgecrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4009, Longitude: -86.7828       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgecrest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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