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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ringgold to Centre, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,460 miles [10,396.4 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 7,169 miles [11,537.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,045 miles [8,119.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ringgold ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Ringgold.

While the name Ringgold is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Hernando County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Hernando County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the South Southeast


Catoosa County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 46 miles [74 km] to the North Northeast


Ringgold County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Ringgold County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northwest


Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Ringgold, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast

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Platte County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Platte County
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Dawson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Dawson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Dawson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McPherson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, McPherson County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northwest

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North Northeast

Pickaway County

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

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Montague County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West

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Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East Northeast

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Monongalia County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ringgold ...

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.

Blanche   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Ringgold   [Map]
Broomtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Springs (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Congo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Cornwall Furnace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Dewey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Grassland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grover   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jamestown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Starkville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Ringgold. 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.

Willard Lee Nixon
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at an age of 72. He was buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia) [Map].

Taylorsville [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast of Ringgold

Rome [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ringgold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringgold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3340, Longitude: -85.5477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ringgold 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 Ringgold 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 312.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.582 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.609 degrees.

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<7>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 Ringgold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Ringgold 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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<9>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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