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River Ridge, Alabama
(Monroe County)

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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 River Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to River Ridge 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 River Ridge:
    • 31.713767, -87.313044
    • 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 River Ridge
  • 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 River Ridge ...

We have found seven communities that share the name River Ridge.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named River Ridge.

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

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Pike County
      • This River Ridge is located in Pike County and lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the east of the River Ridge that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of River Ridge.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Floyd County
      • This River Ridge is located in Floyd County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the River Ridge that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of River Ridge.
    • Illinois
      • Kendall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of River Ridge [Kendall County].
    • Indiana
      • Clark County
      • This River Ridge is located in Clark County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the north of the River Ridge that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of River Ridge.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • This River Ridge is located in Harlan County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the River Ridge that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of River Ridge.
    • Louisiana
      • Jefferson Parish
      • This River Ridge is located in Jefferson Parish and lies 210 miles [338 km]<1> to the southwest of the River Ridge that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson Parish community of River Ridge.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This River Ridge is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the River Ridge that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of River Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near River Ridge ...

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.

  • Axle [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axle
    • Axle [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axle
  • Chestnut [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
    • Chestnut [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut
  • Fountain [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
    • Fountain [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
  • Franklin [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Keith [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Kings Log Landing [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Log Landing
      • Kings Log Landing [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Log Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Log Landing
    • Peterman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterman
      • Peterman [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterman
    • Scotland [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scratch Ankle
      • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scratch Ankle
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of River Ridge
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs:
      • Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of River Ridge once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in River Ridge and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Monroeville, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from River Ridge to Monroeville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions 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).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 River Ridge 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.
<3>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.
<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 River Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 River Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.852 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.243 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.861 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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