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Ringgold, Nebraska
(McPherson County)

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The location of Ringgold

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ringgold, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ringgold and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ringgold and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Ringgold. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ringgold.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected McPherson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The McPherson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Ringgold is near Logan County and also Lincoln County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Logan County

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Ringgold.

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

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

  • Tryon [Map], which is the Seat of McPherson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ringgold to Tryon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,647 miles [10,697.3 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 7,406 miles [11,918.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,326 miles [8,571.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ringgold ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Ringgold.

Within Nebraska, there is just one other community named Ringgold. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Nebraska

Communities outside of Nebraska

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Cherokee County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Hernando County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Hernando County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the Southeast.


Catoosa County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Catoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Ringgold County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Ringgold County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East.


Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Ringgold, Bienville Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Southeast.


Washington County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km] to the East.


Platte County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Platte County

Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Morgan County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the East.

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pickaway County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Pickaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the East.


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Montague County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Montague County   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the South Southeast.


Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Ringgold, Monongalia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ringgold ...

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.

Arnold   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East of Ringgold   [Map]

Bucktail   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Coker   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Flats   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Hershey   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Keith   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maxwell   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tryon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Village Square   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About McPherson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ringgold) 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 Ringgold. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ringgold

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringgold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5092, Longitude: -100.7908     [Map].

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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 Ringgold 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 323.574 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.791 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.454 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 Ringgold, 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 Ringgold 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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