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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 Ridgewood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood:
    • 33.701490, -86.649711
    • 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 Ridgewood
  • 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 Ridgewood ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Ridgewood.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Ridgewood.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 39 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 39 communities, 40 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Madison County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Madison County and lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Ridgewood.
    • Pike County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Pike County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Ridgewood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Placer County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Placer County and lies 1,884 miles [3,032 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Placer County community of Ridgewood.
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Boulder County and lies 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Ridgewood.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Middlesex County and lies 932 miles [1,499.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Ridgewood.
      • New London County
      • This Ridgewood is located in New London County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Ridgewood.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Ridgewood is located in New Castle County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Ridgewood.
    • Florida
      • Alachua 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 Florida community of Ridgewood [Alachua County].
      • Clay County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Clay County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Ridgewood.
      • Polk County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Polk County and lies 489 miles [787 km] to the southeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Ridgewood.
      • Putnam County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Ridgewood [Putnam County].
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Chatham County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Ridgewood.
      • Clayton County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Clayton County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the east of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Ridgewood.
      • Gwinnett County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Gwinnett County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the east of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gwinnett County community of Ridgewood.
      • Richmond County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Richmond County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km] to the east of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Ridgewood.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Ridgewood [Cook County].
      • Will County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Will County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Ridgewood.
    • Indiana
      • Morgan County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Morgan County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Ridgewood.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Ridgewood is located in Caddo Parish and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<1> to the west of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Ridgewood.
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Ridgewood is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 338 miles [544 km] to the southwest of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Ridgewood.
    • Maryland
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Ridgewood.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Bergen County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bergen County community of Ridgewood.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Niagara County and lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Ridgewood.
      • Oneida 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 New York community of Ridgewood [Oneida County].
      • Queens County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Queens County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queens County community of Ridgewood.
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Rowan County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rowan County community of Ridgewood.
      • Union County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Union County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km] to the east northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Ridgewood.
      • Wake County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Wake County and lies 474 miles [762.8 km] to the east northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Ridgewood.
      • Wayne County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Wayne County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km] to the east northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Ridgewood.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Clark County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Ridgewood.
      • Muskingum 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 Ohio community of Ridgewood [Muskingum County].
    • Ontario
      • This Ridgewood lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Berks County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Ridgewood.
      • Luzerne County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Luzerne County and lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Ridgewood.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston 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 South Carolina community of Ridgewood [Charleston County].
      • Oconee County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Oconee County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Ridgewood.
      • Richland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Ridgewood [Richland County].
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Bradley County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Ridgewood.
      • Campbell County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Campbell County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km] to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Ridgewood.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Jefferson County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km] to the northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Ridgewood.
    • West Virginia
      • Cabell County
      • This Ridgewood is located in Cabell County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ridgewood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cabell County community of Ridgewood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgewood ...

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.

  • Arrowhead [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
    • Arrowhead [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead
  • Center Point [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgewood
    • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<4>
  • Chalkville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalkville
    • Chalkville [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgewood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalkville
  • Clay [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
    • Clay [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgewood
    • Estimated population in 2015: 9,655 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<4>
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Cotton Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Ridge
      • Cotton Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Ridge
    • Eagle Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Ridge
      • Eagle Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Ridge
    • Echo Hills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Hills
      • Echo Hills [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Hills
    • Larkwood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkwood
      • Larkwood [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkwood
    • Rolling Hills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Saddlewood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlewood
      • Saddlewood [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlewood
    • Sueann [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sueann
      • Sueann [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sueann have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sueann
    • Sun Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Sunnyside [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Village Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Springs
      • Village Springs [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Springs

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. 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.

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    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<5>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<5>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<5>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<5>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<5>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<5>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<5>

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

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

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    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgewood to Birmingham, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 93 miles [149.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 643 miles [1,034.8 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' (or 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- Ridgewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7015, Longitude: -86.6497       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Ridgewood 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 313.596 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.22 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.196 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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