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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:
    • 47.747320, -122.317906
    • 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.

Within Washington, the name Ridgecrest is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Jefferson County and lies 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km] to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,514 miles [4,045.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,193 miles [3,529.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 1,710 miles [2,752 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,302 miles [3,704.7 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,369 miles [3,812.5 km] to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 2,030 miles [3,267 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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.<2> 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 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the east southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King 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 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ridgecrest that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Ridgecrest.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Ridgecrest [Fairfax County].
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Ridgecrest is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 2,290 miles [3,685.4 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgecrest that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania 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.

  • Cedar Park [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Echo Lake [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
    • Echo Lake [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake
  • Evergreen [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Firdale [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firdale
    • Firdale [Snohomish County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firdale
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Greenwood [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Lake City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Mapleleaf [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleleaf
      • Mapleleaf [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleleaf
    • Meadow Brook [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Brook
      • Meadow Brook [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Brook
    • Moorlands [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorlands
      • Moorlands [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorlands
    • Olympic Hills [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic Hills
      • Olympic Hills [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic Hills
    • Ronald [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronald
      • Ronald [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronald
    • Shoreline [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
      • Shoreline [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ridgecrest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<4>
    • Spring Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Beach
      • Spring Beach [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ridgecrest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Beach
    • Victory Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Heights
      • Victory Heights [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgecrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Heights

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 ...
    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (IL) on January 4, 1896 (a Saturday) and died in Seattle (WA) on February 18, 1943 (a Thursday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<5>
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (WA) on January 21, 1953 (a Wednesday) and died in Mercer Island (WA) on October 15, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Mercer Island is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<5>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (WA) on November 13, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on July 18, 1982 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Ridgecrest.
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<5>
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Born: Ralph Bowman
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (NE) on May 8, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Redmond (WA) on December 5, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<5>
    • Earl Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Howard Earl Averill
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (WA) on May 21, 1902 (a Wednesday) and died in Everett (WA) on August 16, 1983 (a Tueday) at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Ridgecrest.
      • Everett is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<5>
    • Bobby Brown     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Seattle (WA) on October 25, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Fort Worth (TX) on March 25, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Brown<5>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on September 13, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<5>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (OK) on September 8, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Seattle (WA) on June 7, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<5>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (WA) on January 31, 1921 (a Monday) and died in Rancho Mirage (CA) on January 15, 2019 (a Tueday) at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<5>
    • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (CA) on May 6, 1921 (a Friday) and died in Everett (WA) on May 23, 1979 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
      • Everett is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Ridgecrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<5>
    • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy     (Actor)

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 ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgecrest to Seattle, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,764 miles [10,885.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,525 miles [12,110.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,651 miles [9,094.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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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 King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Ridgecrest) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgecrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7473, Longitude: -122.3179       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgecrest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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.
<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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.868 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.43 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.739 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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