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Ridgeville, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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The location of Ridgeville

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ridgeville.

This page contains six sections:

Around Ridgeville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It lies just southeast of Ridgeville. Gadsden has a population of 35,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Trussville. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southwest of Ridgeville and has a population of 21,800 people.

For comparison, Ridgeville has a population of 110 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ridgeville and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,956   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,484   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,827   S   5 miles [8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,555   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Reece City   [Map]   627   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sardis City   [Map]   1,796   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,070   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   690   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Ridgeville, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ridgeville.

Etowah County ...

Ridgeville is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeville ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Ridgeville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgeville. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgeville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Ridgeville ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Ridgeville.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Ridgeville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ridgeville. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NNW   146 miles [235 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   170 miles [273.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   WNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
Albertville Rgnl. (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Etowah 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 Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgeville.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ridgeville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgeville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0577, Longitude: -86.1035     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ridgeville), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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