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Ridgeville, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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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 town such as Ridgeville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgeville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgeville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Ridgeville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ridgeville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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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Trinity County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the West Northwest


McIntosh County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Southeast


Iroquois County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northwest


Randolph County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North

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Our profile page for Ridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast

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Lenawee County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North

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Tippah County

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

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Warren County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Wyandot County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Wyandot County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Ridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Montour County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Montour County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East

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Moore County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Mineral County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northeast

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

Cave Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Ridgeville   [Map]
Egypt   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lester   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Littleton   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Maryville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Noble Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Rockledge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Scenic Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Ridgeville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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 that we are using 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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<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 Ridgeville 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 313.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.913 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.897 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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.

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<8>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.

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