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Timber Ridge, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Timber Ridge.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Timber Ridge to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Timber Ridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Timber Ridge ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Timber Ridge.

While the name Timber Ridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Pulaski County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West Northwest


New Castle County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast


Troup County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Southeast


Cook County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the North

DuPage County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, DuPage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in DuPage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Henry County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northwest

McLean County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Southwest

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

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York County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Northeast

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Frederick County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

Goochland County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast

Rockbridge County

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Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northeast

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Kenosha County

Our profile page for Timber Ridge, Kenosha County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Timber Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Timber Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4251, Longitude: -86.7669     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Timber Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.649 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.243 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.302 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Timber Ridge.