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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ridgeville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeville and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ridgeville:
    • 31.925149, -86.840258
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ridgeville
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ridgeville ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Ridgeville.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Ridgeville.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fifteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Etowah County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Etowah County and lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Ridgeville.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Trinity County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Trinity County and lies 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Ridgeville.
    • Georgia
      • McIntosh County
      • This Ridgeville is located in McIntosh County and lies 321 miles [516.6 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McIntosh County community of Ridgeville.
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Iroquois County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Ridgeville.
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Randolph County and lies 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Ridgeville.
    • Manitoba
      • This Ridgeville lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Carroll County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Ridgeville.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Lenawee County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Ridgeville.
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Ridgeville [Tippah County].
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Caswell County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Ridgeville.
    • Ohio
      • Warren County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Warren County and lies 545 miles [877.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Ridgeville.
      • Wyandot County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wyandot County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandot County community of Ridgeville.
    • Ontario
      • This Ridgeville lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montour County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Montour County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montour County community of Ridgeville.
    • South Carolina
      • Dorchester County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Dorchester County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Ridgeville.
    • Tennessee
      • Moore County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Moore County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Ridgeville.
    • West Virginia
      • Mineral County
      • This Ridgeville is located in Mineral County and lies 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgeville that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Ridgeville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeville ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
    • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg's have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg's
  • Butler Springs [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler Springs
    • Butler Springs [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Springs
  • Clover Hill [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
    • Clover Hill [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
  • Farmersville [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
    • Farmersville [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<5>
    • Harmony [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Herbert [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herbert
      • Herbert [Conecuh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herbert
    • Liberty [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Rock Springs [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Saucer [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saucer
      • Saucer [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saucer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saucer
    • Shacklesville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shacklesville
      • Shacklesville [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shacklesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shacklesville

How Far From Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ridgeville and extending to:

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    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Butler County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeville to Greenville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Butler County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9251, Longitude: -86.8403       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ridgeville 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.
<3>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 Ridgeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ridgeville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.589 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.967 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.638 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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