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1890 Communities Near Ridgecrest ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Ridgecrest in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Ridgecrest.

  • Bachelors Hall [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelors Hall
    • Bachelors Hall [Pittsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bachelors Hall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelors Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachelors Hall
  • Banister [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister
    • Banister [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Banister had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banister have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banister
  • Blanch [Caswell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
    • Blanch [Caswell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blanch had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<4>
  • Brooklyn [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
  • Brosville [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brosville
    • Brosville [Pittsylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brosville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brosville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brosville
  • Buford [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Pittsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
  • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Ridgecrest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 757 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chatham had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
  • Dry Fork [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Fork
    • Dry Fork [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Ridgecrest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Fork had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Fork
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    • Gatewood [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Caswell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Keeling [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeling
      • Keeling [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Keeling had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keeling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeling
    • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentuck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Grove
      • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Grove
    • Mayfield [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Rockingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mayfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
    • Mount Cross [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Cross
      • Mount Cross [Pittsylvania County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Cross had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Cross
    • Oak Hill [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oak Hill had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Pelham [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Caswell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Pleasant Gap [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
    • Purley [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purley
      • Purley [Caswell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Purley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purley
    • Ringgold [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringgold
      • Ringgold [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ringgold had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
    • Sandy River [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy River
      • Sandy River [Pittsylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy River
    • Shockoe [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shockoe
      • Shockoe [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shockoe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shockoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shockoe
    • Spring Garden [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Garden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden
    • Sutherlin [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin [Halifax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sutherlin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
    • Swansonville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansonville
      • Swansonville [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Swansonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansonville
    • Vance [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Pittsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vance had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Vandola [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandola
      • Vandola [Pittsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vandola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandola
    • Weal [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weal
      • Weal [Pittsylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Weal had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weal
    • Whitmell [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmell
      • Whitmell [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitmell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitmell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmell

Mentions & References for Ridgecrest

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Pittsylvania County

About Virginia

The official website for Pittsylvania County: www.pittgov.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ridgecrest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ridgecrest) 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 Ridgecrest. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgecrestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgecrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6675, Longitude: -79.4103    
<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.




 

 

 


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