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Ridgewood, Alabama
(Pike County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridgewood ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ridgewood (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ridgewood. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ridgewood is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

Below are the counties that are near Ridgewood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ridgewood:

Pike     (The home county for Ridgewood)
  Troy   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  McClure Town   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Banks   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Orion   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clio   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baker Hill   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Perote   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Smuteye   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fitzpatrick   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Three Notch   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Midway   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jack   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elba   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Brockton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Battens Crossroads   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Central City   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  County Line   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Opp   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Babbie   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Social Town   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Petrey   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brantley   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Highland Home   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Honoraville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Merrill Mill   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dozier   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ariton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Phillips Crossroads   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Skipperville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mabson   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holiday Village   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Level Plains   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Daleville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clayhatchee   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pinckard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sandy Ridge   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Letohatchee   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Deposit   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Davis   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hardaway   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grady   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lapine   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ramer   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ada   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pike Road   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cecil   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pintlala   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Meigs   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waugh   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ridgewood, see our County-by-County Page for Ridgewood.

Cemeteries Near Ridgewood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridgewood.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ridgewood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SE Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  N Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ridgewood ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgewood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridgewood, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridgewood.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Ridgewood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ridgewood.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ridgewood, with the one closest to Ridgewood listed first.

Troy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,037 people in 2017)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ridgewood
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridgewood
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ridgewood
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,952 people in 2017)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ridgewood
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ridgewood
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ridgewood
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ridgewood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ridgewood in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ridgewood:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Covington County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Dale County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Pike County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Pike 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 State of Alabama:

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: 31.7921, Longitude: -85.9402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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:

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<4>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 Ridgewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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