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Long Ridge, Kentucky
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Welcome to Long Ridge ...

Although we found mention of Long Ridge during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Long Ridge was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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

A typical abbreviation for Long Ridge: Long Rdg. (or less commonly used: Long Rdge. or Long Ridg.)

Long Ridge is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Long Ridge might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Long Ridge would be found within the (502) area code.

Communities near Long Ridge ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Long Ridge and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Vevay (IN)   [Map]   1,652   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   3,834   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Crittenden   [Map]   3,876   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dry Ridge   [Map]   2,219   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ghent   [Map]   313   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   363   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Long Ridge.

Communities Also Named Long Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kentucky communities named Long Ridge: This one is located in Owen County and the other is located in Cumberland County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 6 communities that are also named Long Ridge - they are located in Connecticut, North Carolina (2), South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Long Ridge.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Ridge. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Long Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Ridge.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Long Ridge:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Long Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Long Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Long Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Long Ridge, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Long Ridge.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Long Ridge and then turned west". While Long Ridge could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Long Ridge as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Long 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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Long Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Long 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 Long Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5873, Longitude: -84.8236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Long Ridge.

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