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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Ridgeview:
    • 45.084983, -100.800421
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ridgeview
  • 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 Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ridgeview ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Ridgeview.

Within South Dakota, the name Ridgeview is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fifteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Miami County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Miami County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Ridgeview.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Ridgeview.
      • Calvert County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Calvert County and lies 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Ridgeview.
      • Charles County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Charles County and lies 1,308 miles [2,105 km] to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Ridgeview.
      • Frederick County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Frederick County and lies 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the east of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Ridgeview.
      • Harford County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Harford County and lies 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km] to the east of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Ridgeview.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Ridgeview.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ridgeview [Lorain County].
    • Ontario
      • This Ridgeview lies 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Dauphin County and lies 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Ridgeview.
    • South Carolina
      • Oconee County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Oconee County and lies 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Ridgeview.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Hamblen County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Ridgeview.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Fairfax County and lies 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Ridgeview.
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Boone County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Ridgeview.
      • Logan County
      • This Ridgeview is located in Logan County and lies 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the east southeast of the Ridgeview that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Ridgeview.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeview ...

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

  • Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Butte
    • Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,346 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Butte<4>
  • Green Grass [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
    • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
  • Marksville [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
    • Marksville [Dewey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeview
    • Estimated population in 2014: 771 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
  • Parade [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade
    • Parade [Dewey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
    • Estimated population in 2014: 34 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parade<4>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Promise [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promise
      • Promise [Dewey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promise
    • Virginia [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Dewey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Whitehorse [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
      • Whitehorse [Dewey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse<4>
    • Yellowhorse Ford [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowhorse Ford
      • Yellowhorse Ford [Dewey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowhorse Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowhorse Ford

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ridgeview and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Timber Lake, which is the Seat of Dewey County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeview to Timber Lake, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,448 miles [10,377.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Dakota

About Dewey County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Ridgeview) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgeview. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgeview

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0850, Longitude: -100.8004       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Ridgeview 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Ridgeview to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.76 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.423 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.824 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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