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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 Ridgway Mill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgway Mill 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 Ridgway Mill:
    • 34.935362, -87.192238
    • 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 Ridgway Mill
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgway Mill ...

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.

  • Cairo [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgway Mill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Cedar Grove [Limestone County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgway Mill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgway Mill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Confluence [Lauderdale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
    • Confluence [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgway Mill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
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    • Good Springs [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
      • Good Springs [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Springs
    • Gourdsville [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gourdsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gourdsville
      • Gourdsville [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gourdsville
    • Grassy [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy
    • Hurricane [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Lauderdale County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgway Mill
    • Lester [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgway Mill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Moody Ford [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody Ford
      • Moody Ford [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody Ford
    • Pleasant Grove [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Romine [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romine
      • Romine [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romine
    • Scarce Grease [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarce Grease have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarce Grease
      • Scarce Grease [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarce Grease
    • Shoemaker Springs [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemaker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemaker Springs
      • Shoemaker Springs [Limestone County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgway Mill
    • Sugar [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar
      • Sugar [Lauderdale County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridgway Mill
    • Union Hill [Limestone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Limestone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgway Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

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 Ridgway Mill. 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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    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Ridgway Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<3>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Ridgway Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<3>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Ridgway Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<3>

How Far From Ridgway Mill to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Athens, which is the Seat of Limestone County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgway Mill to Athens, with an average speed<4> 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 five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,500 miles [10,460.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgway Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgway Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9354, Longitude: -87.1922       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgway Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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: findagrave.com.
<4>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.
<5>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 Ridgway Mill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.994 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.85 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.148 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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