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The location of East Ridge









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for East Ridge 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 East Ridge. 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 East Ridge.

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 Hamilton County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Hamilton County sighting report from eBird.

Since East Ridge is near Catoosa County and also Walker County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Catoosa County

Sighting report for Walker 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on East Ridge.

How Far From East Ridge 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 city such as East Ridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Chattanooga [Map], which is the Seat of Hamilton County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from East Ridge to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,416 miles [10,325.6 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 7,126 miles [11,468.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,002 miles [8,049.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Ridge ...

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.

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]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding East Ridge. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at an age of 76. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<7>

Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer

Marshall Lon Freeman

Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 82. He was buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia) [Map].

Berryton [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the south of East Ridge

Rocky Face [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman

James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at an age of 77. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Cleveland [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of East Ridge

Chattanooga [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Ralph Emerson McGill

Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at an age of 71. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Soddy [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill

Jobyna Ralston

Actress. She was born in South Pittsburg (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 21, 1900 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday January 22, 1967 at an age of 66. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

South Pittsburg [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jobyna Ralston

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Signal Hills [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Bessie Smith

Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at an age of 43. She was buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith

Valaida Snow

Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at an age of 50. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow

Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday May 13, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 3, 2004 at an age of 69. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of East Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Communities Also Named East Ridge ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name East Ridge.

Within Tennessee, there are 2 communities which are also named East Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for East Ridge, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for East Ridge, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for East Ridge, Saratoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Potter County

Our profile page for East Ridge, Potter County

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

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

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for East Ridge, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for East Ridge, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities 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: www.hamiltontn.gov/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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 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, 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 we use 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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<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 East Ridge 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 312.803 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.486 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.32 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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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 East Ridge 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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