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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 Sandy Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandy 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 Sandy Ridge:
    • 32.022029, -86.452336
    • 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 Sandy 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 Sandy Ridge ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Sandy Ridge.

Within Alabama, the name Sandy Ridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Mississippi County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sandy Ridge [Mississippi County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Hillsborough County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • Georgia
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Sandy Ridge [Henry County].
    • Kentucky
      • Wolfe County
      • Although located in Wolfe County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • Mississippi
      • Leflore County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Leflore County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leflore County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Hunterdon County and lies 862 miles [1,387.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Dare County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Dare County and lies 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dare County community of Sandy Ridge.
      • Guilford County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Guilford County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km] to the northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guilford County community of Sandy Ridge.
      • Stokes County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Stokes County and lies 476 miles [766 km] to the northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Centre County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Jefferson County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Jefferson County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • Texas
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Hidalgo County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Sandy Ridge.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Chesterfield County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Sandy Ridge.
      • Stafford County
      • This Sandy Ridge is located in Stafford County and lies 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the northeast of the Sandy Ridge that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Sandy Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandy 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.

  • Clearview [Crenshaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Crenshaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Sandy Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Daisy [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Sandy Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Danielsville [Crenshaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danielsville
    • Danielsville [Crenshaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Sandy Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danielsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danielsville
  • Flatwoods [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Lowndes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sandy Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Sandy Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<4>
    • Sellers [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Sandy Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
    • Steep Creek [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steep Creek
      • Steep Creek [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Sandy Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steep Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steep Creek
    • Zion [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sandy Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Sandy 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 ...
    • Richard L. Blandon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 16, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 30, 1991 at the age of 57. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Montgomery is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Sandy Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Sandy Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<5>
    • George Addison Grant     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Sandy Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant<5>
    • Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton     (Musician)
    • Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler     (Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841). She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at the age of 73. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Sandy Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hayneville, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sandy Ridge to Hayneville, with an average speed<6> 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 710 miles [1,142.6 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 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,608 miles [10,634.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandy 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>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 Sandy 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.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sandy Ridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0220, Longitude: -86.4523    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Sandy 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 313.368 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.724 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.469 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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