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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridgecrest ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ridgecrest (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ridgecrest. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ridgecrest is located in Jefferson County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Below are the counties that are near Ridgecrest. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ridgecrest:

  • Jefferson County     (The home county of Ridgecrest)
    • Hoover [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<2>
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
      • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills<2>
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<2>
    • Mountain Brook Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook Village
      • Mountain Brook Village [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook Village
    • Cahaba Heights [Jefferson County]
    • Shannon [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shannon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • English Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Village
      • English Village [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Village
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<2>
    • Mason City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason City
    • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209,403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham<2>
    • Midfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midfield
      • Midfield [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,002 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midfield<2>
    • Lipscomb [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipscomb
      • Lipscomb [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipscomb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lipscomb
    • New Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Village
      • New Village [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Village
  • Bibb County
    • Eddings [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddings
      • Eddings [Bibb County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddings
    • Cane Creek [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Creek
      • Cane Creek [Bibb County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • Blocton Junction [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton Junction
      • Blocton Junction [Bibb County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocton Junction
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<2>
    • Nash Town [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash Town
      • Nash Town [Bibb County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Bibb [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
      • North Bibb [Bibb County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bibb
    • Brierfield [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brierfield
      • Brierfield [Bibb County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brierfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brierfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brierfield<2>
    • Italian Town [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italian Town
      • Italian Town [Bibb County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Italian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italian Town
    • Ashby [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashby
      • Ashby [Bibb County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashby
    • Blocton [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton
      • Blocton [Bibb County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bucktown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucktown
      • Bucktown [Bibb County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burmah [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burmah
      • Burmah [Bibb County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burmah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blount County
    • Dale [Blount County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
      • Dale [Blount County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • County Line [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
      • County Line [Blount County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
    • Remlap [Blount County]
    • Selfville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfville
      • Selfville [Blount County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfville
    • Hayden [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Blount County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<2>
    • Locust Fork [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Fork
      • Locust Fork [Blount County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Fork<2>
    • Allgood [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allgood
      • Allgood [Blount County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allgood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allgood
    • Highland Lake [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Lake
      • Highland Lake [Blount County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Lake
    • Nectar [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectar
      • Nectar [Blount County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectar
  • Chilton County
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<2>
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<2>
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<2>
  • Coosa County
    • Aucheucaula [Coosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aucheucaula
      • Aucheucaula [Coosa County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aucheucaula have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cullman County
    • Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Cullman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2015: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • The Colony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Colony
      • The Colony [Cullman County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Colony
  • Saint Clair County
    • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • Moody [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<2>
    • Acmar [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acmar
      • Acmar [Saint Clair County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acmar
    • Argo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argo
      • Argo [Saint Clair County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo
    • Cook's Springs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook's Springs
      • Cook's Springs [Saint Clair County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook's Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook's Springs
    • Margaret [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Saint Clair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret<2>
    • Turnbough Town [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnbough Town
      • Turnbough Town [Saint Clair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnbough Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbough Town
    • Fountainrun [Saint Clair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainrun
      • Fountainrun [Saint Clair County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountainrun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Odenville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odenville
      • Odenville [Saint Clair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odenville<2>
    • Branchville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
      • Branchville [Saint Clair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
    • Cropwell [Saint Clair County]
    • Pell City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell City
      • Pell City [Saint Clair County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pell City<2>
    • Springville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Saint Clair County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<2>
  • Shelby County
    • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs Village
      • Indian Springs Village [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Village
    • Inverness [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Meadowbrook [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Lake Purdy [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Purdy
      • Lake Purdy [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Purdy
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<2>
    • Shoal Creek [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoal Creek
      • Shoal Creek [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoal Creek
    • Chelsea [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2015: 12,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelsea<2>
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<2>
    • Alabaster [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
      • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<2>
    • Saginaw [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saginaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Siluria [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siluria
      • Siluria [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siluria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siluria
    • Brantleyville [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantleyville
      • Brantleyville [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantleyville
    • Dunavant [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunavant
      • Dunavant [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunavant
  • Talladega County
    • Childersburg [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childersburg
      • Childersburg [Talladega County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Childersburg<2>
    • Logan Martin Dam [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Martin Dam
      • Logan Martin Dam [Talladega County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Logan Martin Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Martin Dam
    • Bon Air [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
      • Bon Air [Talladega County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Air
    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
      • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega Springs
    • Fayetteville [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Talladega County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Comerdale [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comerdale
      • Comerdale [Talladega County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comerdale
    • Alpine [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Talladega County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
    • Oak Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Talladega County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Sylacauga [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylacauga
      • Sylacauga [Talladega County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylacauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylacauga<2>
    • Colony [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Talladega County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • Lincoln [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<2>
    • Talladega [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega
      • Talladega [Talladega County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talladega<2>
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannehill
      • Tannehill [Tuscaloosa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannehill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannehill
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Abernant [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abernant
      • Abernant [Tuscaloosa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abernant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abernant
    • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull City
      • Bull City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull City
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<2>
    • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellerman
      • Kellerman [Tuscaloosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerman
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<2>
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
      • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
  • Walker County
    • Quinton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinton
      • Quinton [Walker County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinton<2>
    • Twilley Town [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilley Town
      • Twilley Town [Walker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twilley Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilley Town
    • Reeds Ferry [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Ferry
      • Reeds Ferry [Walker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Ferry
    • Yerkwood [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yerkwood
      • Yerkwood [Walker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yerkwood
    • Burnwell [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnwell
      • Burnwell [Walker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnwell
    • Oakahalla [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakahalla
      • Oakahalla [Walker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakahalla
    • Dora [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
      • Dora [Walker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Former name for Dora: Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<2>
    • Sumiton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
      • Sumiton [Walker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Former names for Sumiton: Commercial and Democrat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumiton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton<2>
    • Barney [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barney
      • Barney [Walker County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
    • Creel [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creel
      • Creel [Walker County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creel
    • Cordova [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Walker County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Former name for Cordova: Dent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<2>
    • Sipsey [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
      • Sipsey [Walker County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Former name for Sipsey: Warrior Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipsey
    • Parrish [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Former name for Parrish: Hewitt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ridgecrest, see our County-by-County Page for Ridgecrest.

Newspapers Published in Ridgecrest ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgecrest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridgecrest, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridgecrest.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ridgecrest:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Ridgecrest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridgecrest.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ridgecrest covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Croft Acton Cemetery
  • Bailey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
  • Bryan Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryan Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryan Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryan Memorial Cemetery
  • Jefferson Garden of Memories
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jefferson Garden of Memories have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jefferson Garden of Memories
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Garden of Memories
  • Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Old Acton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Acton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Acton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Acton Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Grace Community Church Cemetery
    • Southern Heritage Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Allen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery
    • Wise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wise Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise Cemetery
    • McDaniel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDaniel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDaniel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDaniel Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Cahaba Heights Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cahaba Heights Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cahaba Heights Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cahaba Heights Cemetery
    • Union Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Ridgecrest in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ridgecrest.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ridgecrest, with the one closest to Ridgecrest listed first.

  • Oxmoor [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxmoor
    • Oxmoor [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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
  • Spaulding [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaulding
    • Spaulding [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaulding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaulding
  • Pelham [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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<2>
  • Powderly [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderly
    • Powderly [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderly
  • Ishkooda [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ishkooda
    • Ishkooda [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ishkooda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ishkooda
  • Duncan [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
    • Duncan [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duncan had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
  • Continue List ...
    • Ware [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ware have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ware had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware
    • Tacoa [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoa
      • Tacoa [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tacoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoa
    • Bridgeton [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
      • Bridgeton [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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
    • Hillman [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillman had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Falliston [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falliston
      • Falliston [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falliston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Falliston had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falliston
    • Avondale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
      • Avondale [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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
    • Woodward Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward Junction
      • Woodward Junction [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward Junction
    • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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<2>
    • Morgan [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan
      • Morgan [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morgan had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ridgecrest. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgecrest.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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