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Ridgecrest, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Welcome to Ridgecrest ...

Ridgecrest is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Ridgecrest has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Ridgecrest is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridgecrest lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ridgecrest: (205)

Communities Also Named Ridgecrest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Ridgecrest: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Montgomery County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 22 communities that are also named Ridgecrest - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana (2), Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgecrest.

Communities near Ridgecrest ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgecrest.

  • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
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    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
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    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<5>
  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
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    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
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      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<5>
    • Pelham [Shelby County]
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      • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<5>
    • Trussville [Jefferson County]
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      • Trussville [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trussville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trussville<5>
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<5>
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<5>
    • Center Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgecrest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgecrest.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgecrest.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgecrest. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgecrest.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgecrest ...

Looking for more information about Ridgecrest? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ridgecrest, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgecrest.

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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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgecrest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>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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