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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 Ridgefield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield:
    • 45.815406, -122.742837
    • 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 Ridgefield
  • 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 Ridgefield ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Ridgefield.

Within Washington, the name Ridgefield is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Montgomery County and lies 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ridgefield.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Fairfield County and lies 2,444 miles [3,933.2 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Ridgefield.
    • Georgia
      • Fayette County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Fayette County and lies 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Ridgefield.
    • Illinois
      • McHenry County
      • This Ridgefield is located in McHenry County and lies 1,710 miles [2,752 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Ridgefield.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 2,354 miles [3,788.4 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Ridgefield.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen 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 New Jersey community of Ridgefield [Bergen County].
    • North Carolina
      • Guilford 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 North Carolina community of Ridgefield [Guilford County].
      • Orange County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Orange County and lies 2,350 miles [3,782 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Ridgefield.
    • North Dakota
      • Cavalier 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 North Dakota community of Ridgefield [Cavalier County].
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Muskingum County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Ridgefield.
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Ridgefield is located in York County and lies 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Ridgefield.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Rutherford County and lies 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Ridgefield.
      • Sullivan County
      • This Ridgefield is located in Sullivan County and lies 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km] to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Ridgefield.
    • Virginia
      • Radford City
      • This Ridgefield is located in Radford City and lies 2,235 miles [3,596.9 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgefield that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Radford City community of Ridgefield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgefield ...

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.

  • Bachelor Flat [Columbia County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelor Flat
    • Bachelor Flat [Columbia County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelor Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Battle Ground [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle Ground
    • Battle Ground [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,712 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Ground
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battle Ground<5>
  • Charter Oak [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Oak
    • Charter Oak [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charter Oak
  • Deer Island [Columbia County]
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    • Dollar's Corner [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar's Corner
      • Dollar's Corner [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar's Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dollar's Corner
    • Good Hope [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Highland [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • King Corner [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Corner
      • King Corner [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Corner
    • Knapp [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knapp
      • Knapp [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knapp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knapp
    • Knapp Landing [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knapp Landing
      • Knapp Landing [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knapp Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knapp Landing
    • Lake Shore [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
      • Lake Shore [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
    • Lakeshore [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeshore
      • Lakeshore [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeshore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeshore
    • Meadow Glade [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Glade
      • Meadow Glade [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Glade
    • Pioneer [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Salmon Creek [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Creek
      • Salmon Creek [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon Creek

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 Ridgefield. 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 ...
    • Lyle Martin Alzado     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Sunday April 3, 1949 and died on Thursday May 14, 1992 at the age of 43. He is buried at River View Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyle Martin Alzado<6>
    • George 'Little George' Amick     (Race car driver)
    • Marian Anderson     (Opera singer, social reformer)
      • Opera singer, social reformer. She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 27, 1897 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Thursday April 8, 1993 at the age of 96. She is buried at Eden Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Anderson<6>
    • Aurora 'Lola' Baldwin     (One of the first policewomen in the United States)
    • Carson 'Skeeter' Bigbee     (Major league baseball)
      • Major league baseball. He was born in Lebanon (Oregon) on Sunday March 31, 1895 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Saturday October 17, 1964 at the age of 69. He is buried at Willamette National Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carson 'Skeeter' Bigbee<6>
    • Cliff Chambers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Portland (Oregon) on Tueday January 10, 1922 and died in Eagle (Idaho) on Saturday January 21, 2012 at the age of 90. He is buried at Dry Creek Cemetery (Ada County, Idaho).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cliff Chambers<6>
    • Eddie Erautt     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Portland (Oregon) on Friday September 26, 1924 and died in La Mesa (California) on Sunday October 27, 2013 at the age of 89. He is buried at El Cajon Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Erautt<6>
    • Russell Gleason     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Portland (Oregon) on Wednesday February 6, 1907 and died in Manhattan (New York) on Tueday December 25, 1945 at the age of 38. He is buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Gleason<6>
    • LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Sunday January 17, 1892 and died in Milwaukie (Oregon) on Monday February 6, 1978 at the age of 86.
      • Milwaukie is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover<6>
    • Lou Harrison     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Portland (Oregon) on Monday May 14, 1917 and died in Lafayette (Indiana) on Sunday February 2, 2003 at the age of 85. The body was cremated.
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Harrison<6>
    • Don Johnson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Portland (Oregon) on Friday November 12, 1926 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Tueday February 10, 2015 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Johnson<6>
    • Ben Hur Lampman     (Writer)
      • Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben Hur Lampman<6>
    • Gloria McMillan     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (Oregon) on Monday March 13, 1933
      • Portland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ridgefield.

How Far From Ridgefield to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Vancouver, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgefield to Vancouver, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,347 miles [3,777.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,659 miles [12,326 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,775 miles [9,294 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wa.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgefield) 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 Ridgefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgefieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8154, Longitude: -122.7428    
<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 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 Ridgefield 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>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 Ridgefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Ridgefield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.122 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.63 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.147 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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