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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • La Plata [Map], which is the Seat of Charles County, lies just to the East.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Ripley to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map]) is 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,914 miles [9,517.7 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 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,495 miles [7,234 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ripley ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Ripley.

While the name Ripley is unique within Maryland, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Maryland

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Alabama

Limestone County

Our profile page for Ripley, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Ripley, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the West Southwest

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Ripley, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the West

Georgia

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Ripley, Twiggs County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Brown County

Our profile page for Ripley, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Noble County

Our profile page for Ripley, Noble County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Noble County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ripley, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Ripley, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Ripley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Ripley, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Tippah County

Our profile page for Ripley, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ripley, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Ripley, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Ripley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km] to the West

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Ripley, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Ripley, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for Ripley, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ripley   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Ripley, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the West

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Texas

Titus County

Our profile page for Ripley, Titus County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Titus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ripley, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ripley ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bryans Road   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Ripley   [Map]
Camelot   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Countryside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freedom Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Meadows   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hill Top   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holly Haven   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunters Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Head   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ironsides   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jones View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kent Square   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Knotts Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lyons Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Marshalls Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Nelson   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Perry Wright   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pheasant Farm   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pomfret   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pomonkey   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Port Tobacco   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quailwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Redhill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosewick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Turkey Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Gate   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Ripley. 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.

John Wilkes Booth
  Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at an age of 27.

Port Royal [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<9>
 
Chet Bulger     (Born as Chester Noyes Bulger)
  Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at an age of 91.

Fairfax [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger
 
Sandra Bullock     (Sandra Annette Bullock)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964

Arlington [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Ripley
 
Grace Hopper     (Born as Grace Brewster Murray)
  Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1906 and died in Arlington (Virginia) on Wednesday January 1, 1992 at an age of 85. She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

Arlington [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper
 
James Madison
  4th President of the US (1809 - 1817). He was born in Port Conway (Virginia) on Tueday March 16, 1751 and died in Montpelier Station (Virginia) on Tueday June 28, 1836 at an age of 85.

Port Conway [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Madison
 
James Monroe
  5th President of the US (1817 - 1825). He was born in Monroe Hall (Virginia) on Friday April 28, 1758 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 4, 1831 at an age of 73. He was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Monroe Hall [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Monroe
 
Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd
  Physician. He was born on Friday December 20, 1833 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1883 at an age of 49.

Waldorf [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd
 
John 'Mean John' Paluck
  Professional football. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 23, 1935 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Tueday April 22, 2003 at an age of 67.

Fairfax [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck
 
George Washington
  1st President of the US (1789 - 1797). He was born in Colonial Beach (Virginia) on Friday February 22, 1732 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday December 14, 1799 at an age of 67.

Colonial Beach [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Ripley

Mount Vernon [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington
 
Martha Washington
  First lady to the Presidency of George Washington (1789 - 1797). She was born in New Kent (Virginia) on Wednesday June 13, 1731 and died in Mount Vernon (Virginia) on Saturday May 22, 1802 at an age of 70.

Mount Vernon [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Ripley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Washington

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ripley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Charles County: www.charlescounty.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5448, Longitude: -77.0783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ripley 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 Ripley 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 307.936 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.437 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.867 degrees.

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<7>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 Ripley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Ripley 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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<9>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.

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