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Welcome to Ridgecrest ...

Ridgecrest is located in Buncombe County<1>.

Ridgecrest is 2,530 feet [771 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Ridgecrest is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Ridgecrest lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ridgecrest: (828)

The ZIP code for Ridgecrest: 28770<3>

Communities Also Named Ridgecrest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Ridgecrest - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana (2), Maryland, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (5), Utah, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Ridgecrest ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgecrest.

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<5>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<5>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Ridgecrest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<5>
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village

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 Ridgecrest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgecrest.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgecrest. 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 Ridgecrest.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgecrest. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgecrest.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgecrest ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgecrest, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgecrest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Buncombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buncombe County: www.buncombecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Buncombe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgecrest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Ridgecrest). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgecrest or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgecrest) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgecrest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgecrestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgecrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6212, Longitude: -82.2817    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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