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Welcome to Gum Ridge ...
So far, we found very little information about Gum Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Gum Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gum Ridge, please Contact Us.
The location of Gum Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Gum Ridge, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
A typical abbreviation for Gum Ridge: Gum Rdg. (or less commonly used: Gum Rdge. or Gum Ridg.)
While the community is gone, the present day location for Gum Ridge is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: The area where Gum Ridge was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
If Gum Ridge still existed, it would have been in the (601) and (769)<5> area codes.
Communities Also Named Gum Ridge ...
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gum Ridge.
Communities near Gum Ridge ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gum Ridge.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gum Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gum Ridge.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gum Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gum Ridge.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gum Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Gum Ridge.
Adding Gum Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Gum Ridge in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gum Ridge was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Gum Ridge.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023