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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:
    • 31.825711, -86.022175
    • 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 ...
    • Monroe 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 Alabama community of River Ridge [Monroe County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Floyd County
      • This River Ridge is located in Floyd County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the River Ridge that is located in Pike 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.<3> 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 452 miles [727.4 km]<2> to the north of the River Ridge that is located in Pike 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 384 miles [618 km]<2> to the north northeast of the River Ridge that is located in Pike 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 279 miles [449 km]<2> to the west southwest of the River Ridge that is located in Pike 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 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the River Ridge that is located in Pike 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.

  • Allred [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allred
    • Allred [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allred have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allred
  • College Park [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Forest Circle [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Circle
    • Forest Circle [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Circle
  • Friendship [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Good Hope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Green Oaks [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Oaks
      • Green Oaks [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Oaks
    • Heritage Ridge [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Ridge
      • Heritage Ridge [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Ridge
    • Lees Park [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Park
      • Lees Park [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Park
    • Meadow Grove [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Grove
      • Meadow Grove [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Grove
    • Mountainbrook [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
    • Shellhorn [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shellhorn
      • Shellhorn [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shellhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shellhorn
    • Trojan Terrace [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trojan Terrace
      • Trojan Terrace [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of River Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trojan Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan Terrace
    • Youngblood [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngblood
      • Youngblood [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of River Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngblood

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 River Ridge. 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 ...
    • Oscar Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 68.
      • Ramer is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of River Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<5>
    • Eddie James Kendrick     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at the age of 0. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Union Springs is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of River Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 41 miles [66 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from River Ridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,298 miles [11,745 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for River Ridge. 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 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 31.8257, Longitude: -86.0222       In this case, the coordinates for River Ridge 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 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.
<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 River Ridge 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 313.101 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.389 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.345 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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