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Welcome to Ridgewood ...

Ridgewood is located in Queens County<1>.

Ridgewood is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named Ridgewood ...

While we believe that this Ridgewood is located in Queens County, we know of another 2 New York communities named Ridgewood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Niagara and Oneida County.

Beyond New York, there are 42 communities that are also named Ridgewood - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Colorado, Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida (4), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina (4), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (3) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ridgewood ...

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

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<4>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<4>
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
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      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgewood ...

Looking for more information about Ridgewood? 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 Ridgewood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgewood.

Adding Ridgewood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgewood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridgewood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridgewood on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Queens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgewood) 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 Ridgewood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgewoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7047, Longitude: -73.9020    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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