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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Ridgewood Village to ...

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgewood Village to Opelika, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgewood Village ...

While the name Ridgewood Village is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Ridgewood Village, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgewood Village ...

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.

Beehive   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Ridgewood Village   [Map]
Cedar Brook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cloverleaf   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Forestdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
James   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pickwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ridge Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stonegate   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Ridgewood Village. 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.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgewood Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5862, Longitude: -85.5236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgewood Village 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 Ridgewood Village 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 312.86 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.215 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.994 degrees.

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<7>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridgewood Village.