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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 Ringgold, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ringgold 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 Ringgold:
    • 34.333979, -85.547739
    • 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 Ringgold
  • 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 Ringgold ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Ringgold.

Within Alabama, the name Ringgold is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hernando County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Ringgold [Hernando County].
    • Georgia
      • Catoosa County
      • This Ringgold is located in Catoosa County and lies 46 miles [74 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catoosa County community of Ringgold.
    • Iowa
      • Ringgold County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Ringgold [Ringgold County].
    • Kentucky
      • Pulaski County
      • This Ringgold is located in Pulaski County and lies 198 miles [318.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Ringgold.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Ringgold is located in Bienville Parish and lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Ringgold.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Ringgold is located in Washington County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ringgold.
    • Missouri
      • Platte County
      • Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Ringgold.
    • Nebraska
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Ringgold [Dawson County].
      • McPherson County
      • This Ringgold is located in McPherson County and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McPherson County community of Ringgold.
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • This Ringgold is located in Morgan County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Ringgold.
      • Pickaway County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ringgold [Pickaway County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Jefferson County
      • This Ringgold is located in Jefferson County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Ringgold.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ringgold is located in Montgomery County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ringgold.
    • Texas
      • Montague County
      • This Ringgold is located in Montague County and lies 709 miles [1,141 km]<2> to the west of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montague County community of Ringgold.
    • Virginia
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Ringgold is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Ringgold.
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia County
      • This Ringgold is located in Monongalia County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monongalia County community of Ringgold.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blanche [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanche
    • Blanche [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanche have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanche
  • Broomtown [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broomtown
    • Broomtown [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ringgold
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomtown
  • Cedar Springs [Cherokee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
    • Cedar Springs [Cherokee County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Congo [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congo
    • Congo [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cornwall Furnace [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Furnace
      • Cornwall Furnace [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Furnace
    • Dewey [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
    • Grassland [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
      • Grassland [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassland
    • Grover [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
    • Jamestown [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Starkville [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Cherokee County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<5>
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<5>
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast of Ringgold.
      • Rome is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<5>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<5>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<5>

How Far From Ringgold to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 beginning in Ringgold and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Centre, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ringgold to Centre, 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 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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,460 miles [10,396.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,169 miles [11,537.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,045 miles [8,119.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

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.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Ringgold) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringgold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3340, Longitude: -85.5477       In this case, the coordinates for Ringgold have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 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.
<4>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.
<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 Ringgold 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 312.967 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.582 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.609 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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