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East Ridge, Tennessee
(Hamilton County)

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Welcome to East Ridge ...

The city of East Ridge is located in Hamilton County.

A typical abbreviation for East Ridge: E. Ridge

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, East Ridge has a population of 21,118 people<1> (see below for details).

East Ridge is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel west from East Ridge (for example, toward Jasper), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

East Ridge is within the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Ridge had a population of 20,979 people (which is 6.24% of the total population of Hamilton County). This makes East Ridge the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of East Ridge represents 0.33% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,979 people, the population of East Ridge increased 1.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,640 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, East Ridge had an population of 21,118 people. This is an increase of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.32% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Ridge.

Communities near East Ridge ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from East Ridge and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017
Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   3,144   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   3,584   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Collegedale   [Map]   11,659   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairmount   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harrison Ferry   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Middle Valley Estates   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for East Ridge.

Communities Also Named East Ridge ...

While we believe that this East Ridge is located in Hamilton County, we know of another 2 Tennessee communities named East Ridge. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hamblen and Washington County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 6 communities that are also named East Ridge - they are located in New York, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around East Ridge. We make it easy 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Ridge.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for East Ridge:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Ridge ...

Looking for more information about East Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for East Ridge.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) East Ridge. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches 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, 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 for your convenience: 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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


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