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Ridgeland, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Ridgeland to ...

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgeland to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgeland ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Ridgeland.

While the name Ridgeland is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Southeast


Cook County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the North


Lafayette County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Northwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the West Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast

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Henry County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Henry County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast

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Jasper County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East

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Dunn County

Our profile page for Ridgeland, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeland ...

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   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Ridgeland   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fox Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Green Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
High Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Kennedy Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverchase   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Riverwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Roselawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
University   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Wood Village   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Ridgeland. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Ridgeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<8>
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ridgeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgeland. 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Ridgeland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2432, Longitude: -87.5353     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland 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 314.10 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.74 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.649 degrees.

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<7>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 Ridgeland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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:

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