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East Ridge, Tennessee
(Hamilton County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to East Ridge.

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Around East Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga. It lies just north of East Ridge. Chattanooga has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cleveland. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of East Ridge and has a population of 44,300 people.

For comparison, East Ridge has a population of 21,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Fort Payne (AL)   [Map]   14,099   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rome (GA)   [Map]   36,407   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Athens   [Map]   13,748   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Collegedale   [Map]   11,437   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Brainerd   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hart - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Middle Valley Estates   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Red Bank   [Map]   11,813   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Signal Mountain   [Map]   8,573   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Signal Terrace   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Soddy-Daisy   [Map]   13,217   N   18 miles [29 km]
Soddy Lake Heights   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Boynton (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairview (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Graysville (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   1,577   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Park City (GA)   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rock City (GA)   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rossville (GA)   [Map]   3,982   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Brainerd Hills   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Colonial Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ridgeside   [Map]   426   N   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring East Ridge, please visit our County-by-County Page for East Ridge.

Hamilton County ...

East Ridge is located in Hamilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamilton County: Catoosa (GA), Dade (GA), Walker (GA), Whitfield (GA), Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Meigs, Rhea & Sequatchie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Ridge ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Castle Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of East Ridge   [Map]
Cedar Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cinderella Hills (GA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cloud Springs (GA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Acres (GA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harris Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview (GA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mission Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poindexter Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Regency Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ridgeside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shepherd   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Ridge ...

Looking for more information about East Ridge? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for East Ridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for East Ridge.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for East Ridge.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around East Ridge. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Tennessee

    Tennessee Tourism

    Fishing in Tennessee
    Hunting in Tennessee

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Tennessee Statewide Tourism
    East Ridge Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for East Ridge

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Tennessee

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Tennessee

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Tennessee

Airports Near East Ridge ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to East Ridge.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Collegedale Muni.   [Map]   FGU   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dalton Muni.(DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   DNN   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hardwick Fld.   [Map]   HDI   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to East Ridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from East Ridge. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SSE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   131 miles [210.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Collegedale Muni.   [Map]   FGU   ENE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dalton Muni.(DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   DNN   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hardwick Fld.   [Map]   HDI   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mark Anton Airport   [Map]   2A0   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
        Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Hamilton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for East Ridge.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from East Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- East Ridge) 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 East Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9973, Longitude: -85.2284     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to East Ridge), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Ridge.