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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 Ridgecrest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest:
    • 36.667523, -79.410327
    • 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 Ridgecrest
  • 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 Ridgecrest ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Ridgecrest.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Ridgecrest.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Ridgecrest [Fairfax County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Jefferson County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Ridgecrest.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Montgomery County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km] to the southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Arkansas
      • Lonoke County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Lonoke County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km]<2> to the west of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lonoke County community of Ridgecrest.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Kern County and lies 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km]<2> to the west of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Florida
      • Pinellas County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Pinellas County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinellas County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Georgia
      • Henry County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Henry County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Grundy County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<2> to the northwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Concordia Parish and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Concordia Parish community of Ridgecrest.
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the west southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Ridgecrest.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Montgomery County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ridgecrest.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Buncombe County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Ridgecrest.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Aiken County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<2> to the southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Ridgecrest.
      • Florence County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Florence County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the south of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Tennessee
      • Putnam County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Putnam County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<2> to the west of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Texas
      • Brazos County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Ridgecrest [Brazos County].
      • Harris County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Harris County and lies 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Ridgecrest.
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Ridgecrest [Jefferson County].
      • Orange County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Orange County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the west southwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Ridgecrest.
      • Randall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Ridgecrest [Randall County].
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in King County and lies 2,290 miles [3,685.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Ridgecrest that is located in Pittsylvania County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Ridgecrest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgecrest ...

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.

  • Beaver Park [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
    • Beaver Park [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Ridgecrest
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Cartersville [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Pittsylvania County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
  • Lumpkin Forest [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin Forest
    • Lumpkin Forest [Pittsylvania County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin Forest
  • Major Court [Danville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Major Court
    • Major Court [Danville City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Major Court
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • 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
      • 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
    • New Design [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Design
      • New Design [Danville City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Design have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Design
    • Olde Hunting Hills [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olde Hunting Hills
      • Olde Hunting Hills [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olde Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olde Hunting Hills
    • Pine Crest [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
      • Pine Crest [Danville City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
    • 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
      • 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
    • Virginia Hills [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Hills
      • Virginia Hills [Danville City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Hills
    • Woodlake Park [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake Park
      • Woodlake Park [Pittsylvania County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake Park

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 Ridgecrest. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Charlie 'Tinker' Leigh, Sr.     (Professional football)
    • Janis Martin     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Sutherlin (VA) on March 27, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Durham (NC) on September 3, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 67. She is buried at Highland Burial Park (Danville City, Virginia).
      • Sutherlin is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Martin<4>

How Far From Ridgecrest to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ridgecrest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chatham, which is the Seat of Pittsylvania County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgecrest to Chatham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 201 miles [323.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,674 miles [7,522.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pittsylvania County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ridgecrest 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgecrest) 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 Ridgecrest. 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 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>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.
<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 Ridgecrest 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 309.375 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.795 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.485 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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