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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridgefield ...

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 Ridgefield (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 Ridgefield. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Ridgefield is located in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

  • Montgomery County     (The home county of Ridgefield)
    • Capitol Heights [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol Heights
      • Capitol Heights [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol Heights
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
    • Sunshine Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Village
      • Sunshine Village [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Village
    • New Town [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Boylston [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boylston
      • Boylston [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boylston
    • English Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Village
      • English Village [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • 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
    • Gibbs Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs Village
      • Gibbs Village [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbs Village
    • Highland Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Village
      • Highland Village [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Village
    • Young Forte Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Forte Village
      • Young Forte Village [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Forte Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Forte Village
    • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Meigs
      • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Meigs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Meigs
    • Hope Hull [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Hull
      • Hope Hull [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Hull<2>
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
      • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<2>
    • Waugh [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
      • Waugh [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waugh
  • Autauga County
    • Prattville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<2>
    • Melmar [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melmar
      • Melmar [Autauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melmar
    • Pine Level [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Autauga County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Booth [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
      • Booth [Autauga County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth
    • Gibbons [Autauga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbons
      • Gibbons [Autauga County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbons have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
    • Marbury [Autauga County]
    • White City [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Autauga County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billingsley
      • Billingsley [Autauga County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billingsley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billingsley<2>
  • Bullock County
    • Mitchell [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Bullock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Fitzpatrick [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitzpatrick
      • Fitzpatrick [Bullock County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitzpatrick
    • Union Springs [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Springs
      • Union Springs [Bullock County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Springs<2>
  • Chilton County
    • Mountain Creek [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Creek
      • Mountain Creek [Chilton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Creek
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<2>
  • Coosa County
    • Equality [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Coosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
    • Rockford [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Coosa County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<2>
  • Crenshaw County
    • Highland Home [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Home
      • Highland Home [Crenshaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Home<2>
    • Petrey [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
      • Petrey [Crenshaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrey
  • Dallas County
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<2>
  • Elmore County
    • Fusihatchi [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fusihatchi
      • Fusihatchi [Elmore County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fusihatchi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blue Ridge [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Elmore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
    • Coosada [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosada
      • Coosada [Elmore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coosada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coosada<2>
    • Millbrook [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
      • Millbrook [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbrook<2>
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<2>
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
      • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<2>
    • Adkin Hill [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adkin Hill
      • Adkin Hill [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Adkin Hill has also been known as:
      • Atkins Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adkin Hill
    • Deatsville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deatsville
      • Deatsville [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deatsville<2>
    • Claud [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claud
      • Claud [Elmore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claud
    • Holtville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holtville
      • Holtville [Elmore County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Holtville has also been known as:
      • Slapout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holtville
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<2>
    • Central [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Elmore County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Tallassee [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallassee
      • Tallassee [Elmore County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallassee<2>
  • Lowndes County
    • Burkville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkville
      • Burkville [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkville
    • Letohatchee [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letohatchee
      • Letohatchee [Lowndes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letohatchee
    • Davenport [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Lowndes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davenport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<2>
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayneville
      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayneville<2>
    • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
    • Mosses [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
      • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<2>
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
  • Macon County
    • Shorter [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorter
      • Shorter [Macon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<2>
    • Calebee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calebee
      • Calebee [Macon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calebee
    • Hardaway [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardaway
      • Hardaway [Macon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardaway
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Fort Davis [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Davis
      • Fort Davis [Macon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Davis<2>
    • Tuskegee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
      • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<2>
    • Notasulga [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
      • Notasulga [Macon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notasulga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga<2>
  • Pike County
    • Kent [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Orion [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
    • Troy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Pike County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<2>
  • Tallapoosa County
    • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tallassee
      • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Tallassee
    • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallapoosa City
      • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallapoosa City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa City

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

Newspapers Published in Ridgefield ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgefield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridgefield, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridgefield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Ridgefield:

  • 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 Ridgefield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridgefield.

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 Ridgefield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Lincoln Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Cemetery
  • Holt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt Cemetery
  • Remount Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Remount Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Remount Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remount Park Cemetery
  • Larkin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Larkin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Larkin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkin Cemetery
  • Green Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joseph Cemetery
    • Flora Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flora Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flora Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora Cemetery
    • Freeman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freeman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Freeman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
    • Oakwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Cemetery
    • Big Roxanna MB Church Cemetery
    • Troy Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Troy Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Troy Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy Chapel Cemetery
    • Jones Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westcott Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westcott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westcott 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.<5>

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

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

  • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21,883 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 198,525 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
  • Barachias [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barachias
    • Barachias [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barachias have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barachias
  • Perry's Mill [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry's Mill
    • Perry's Mill [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry's Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry's Mill
  • Snowdoun [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowdoun
    • Snowdoun [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowdoun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowdoun
  • McGehee's [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee's
    • McGehee's [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGehee's have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee's
  • Hope Hull [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Hull
    • Hope Hull [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Hull
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Hull<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Meigs
      • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 139 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Meigs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Meigs
    • Jackson's Lake [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson's Lake
      • Jackson's Lake [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson's Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson's Lake
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
      • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,159 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<2>
    • Stone's [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone's
      • Stone's [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stone's had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone's have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone's
    • Catoma [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoma
      • Catoma [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catoma
    • Tharin [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tharin
      • Tharin [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tharin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tharin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tharin
    • Le Grand [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Grand
      • Le Grand [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Grand have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Grand
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgefield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elmore had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<2>
    • Ware [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Elmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ware had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ware have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgefield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3501, Longitude: -86.2547       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgefield 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>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.
<5>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 Ridgefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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