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Our Genealogy Helper for River Ridge ...

So far, we have found very little information about River Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added River Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with River Ridge, please Contact Us.


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 River Ridge (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 River Ridge. 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.

Name Variations for River Ridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for River Ridge: River Rdg. (or less commonly used: River Rdge. or River Ridg.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of River Ridge is historic, it would have been located within present day Monroe County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

  • Monroe County     (The home county of River Ridge)
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Franklin [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<5>
    • Buena Vista [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs: Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
    • Hybart [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hybart
      • Hybart [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hybart
    • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scratch Ankle
      • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scratch Ankle
    • Peterman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterman
      • Peterman [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterman
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Finchburg [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchburg
      • Finchburg [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<5>
  • Baldwin County
  • Butler County
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<5>
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<5>
    • McKenzie [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
      • McKenzie [Butler County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKenzie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<5>
  • Clarke County
    • Dickinson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Clarke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Whatley [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whatley
      • Whatley [Clarke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whatley
    • Fulton [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Clarke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<5>
    • Atkeison [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkeison
      • Atkeison [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkeison
    • Thomasville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,836 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<5>
    • Gainestown [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainestown
      • Gainestown [Clarke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainestown
    • Walker Springs [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Springs
      • Walker Springs [Clarke County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Springs<5>
    • Jackson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<5>
    • Carlton [Clarke County]
  • Conecuh County
    • Ramah [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [Conecuh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
    • Bermuda [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda
      • Bermuda [Conecuh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda
    • Mixonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixonville
      • Mixonville [Conecuh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixonville
    • Repton [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Repton
      • Repton [Conecuh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Repton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Repton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Repton<5>
    • Belleville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Conecuh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Lenox [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Conecuh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<5>
    • Range [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Range
      • Range [Conecuh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Range
    • Evergreen [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Conecuh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<5>
    • Castleberry [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleberry
      • Castleberry [Conecuh County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleberry
  • Dallas County
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<5>
  • Marengo County
    • Vineland [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland [Marengo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland
  • Wilcox County
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McWilliams have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McWilliams
    • Coy [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy [Wilcox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy
    • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
      • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Peach Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<5>
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin
    • Pine Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Wilcox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Kimbrough [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough [Wilcox County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough

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

Newspapers Published in River Ridge ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around River Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of River Ridge, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for River Ridge.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near River Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of River Ridge.

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 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 River Ridge covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • New Liberty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Liberty Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Liberty Cemetery
  • Shiloh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiloh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Cemetery
  • Red Hills Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Hills Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hills Cemetery
  • Davidson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davidson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davidson Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson Cemetery
  • Old Scotland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Scotland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Scotland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Scotland Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • York Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the York Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the York Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York Cemetery
    • St. Peter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter Cemetery
    • Springhill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springhill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springhill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill Cemetery
    • Basidonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Basidonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Basidonia Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basidonia Cemetery
    • Bryant - Deer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryant - Deer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bryant - Deer Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of River Ridge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryant - Deer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant - Deer Cemetery
    • Amity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Amity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Amity Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Amity Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity Cemetery
    • Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Philadelphia Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of River Ridge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia Cemetery
    • Buena Vista Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buena Vista Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Buena Vista Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buena Vista Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista Cemetery
    • Apple Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Apple Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Apple Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Apple Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove Cemetery

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.

River Ridge itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 61 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • River Ridge [Monroe County] - Historic
    • While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Ridge
    • River Ridge [Monroe County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
  • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
    • While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
    • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
  • Natchez [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natchez have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
  • Buena Vista [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
  • Axle [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axle
    • Axle [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Axle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axle
  • Pineville [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
  • Continue List ...
    • Chestnut [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
      • Chestnut [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut
    • Tinela [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinela
      • Tinela [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinela have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinela
    • Turnbull [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnbull
      • Turnbull [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnbull have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbull
    • Turkestan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkestan
      • Turkestan [Monroe County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkestan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turkestan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Riley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riley
      • Riley [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
    • Finchburg [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchburg
      • Finchburg [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<5>
    • Nellie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellie
      • Nellie [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellie
    • Fatama [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fatama
      • Fatama [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fatama have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fatama

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around River Ridge. See our List of 1890's Communities around River Ridge.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for River Ridge ...

While our initial data about River Ridge came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of River Ridge in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about River Ridge.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for River Ridge:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for River Ridge. See our Misc Page for River Ridge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 River Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- River Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7138, Longitude: -87.3130       In this case, the coordinates for River Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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