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The location of Ridgecrest

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ridgecrest.

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Around Ridgecrest ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just north of Ridgecrest. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Ridgecrest and has a population of 99,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Ridgecrest, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ridgecrest.

Jefferson County ...

Ridgecrest is located in Jefferson County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgecrest ...

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

Camp Horne   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Ridgecrest   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Chestnut Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coventry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Crossgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Havenview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hoover   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ivy Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Longleaf   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Panorama   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Polo Trace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Thornhill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Wine Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Ridgecrest.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgecrest. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgecrest. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Ridgecrest ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Ridgecrest.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Ridgecrest.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ridgecrest. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   136 miles [218.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   188 miles [302.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   202 miles [325.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   203 miles [326.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   214 miles [344.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   85 miles [136.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

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: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgecrest.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Ridgecrest. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4009, Longitude: -86.7828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgecrest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ridgecrest), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridgecrest.