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(Montgomery County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ridgecrest.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Ridgecrest to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ridgecrest to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the North Northeast (NNE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgecrest to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgecrest ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Ridgecrest.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ridgecrest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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 ArkansasIllinoisSouth CarolinaVirginia
 CaliforniaLouisianaTennesseeWashington
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 GeorgiaNorth CarolinaUtah 

Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West Northwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Henry County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Grundy County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East Northeast

Florence County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Brazos County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Brazos County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harris County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Orange County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West Southwest

Randall County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Randall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Randall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Fairfax County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fairfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Ridgecrest, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgecrest ...

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

Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Ridgecrest   [Map]
Cloverland   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Cross Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
English Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Executive Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Gay Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grovewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
King Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lee Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lees Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lynndale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Maxwell Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Memorial Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Morningview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosemary   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Spring Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Whispers   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Ridgecrest. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Ridgecrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<8>
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgecrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Ridgecrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Ridgecrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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The Communities of Alabama

About Montgomery 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 Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Ridgecrest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 32.3404, Longitude: -86.3200     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgecrest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ridgecrest to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.312 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.704 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.353 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

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

Also keep in mind that Ridgecrest could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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.

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