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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 Green Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Green Ridge 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 Green Ridge:
    • 39.587037, -78.438901
    • 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 Green Ridge
  • 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 Green Ridge ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Green Ridge.

Within West Virginia, the name Green Ridge is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, thirteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pike County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Pike County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Green Ridge.
    • Arkansas
      • Scott County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Scott County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Green Ridge.
    • Kansas
      • Pawnee 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 Kansas community of Green Ridge [Pawnee County].
      • Stafford 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 Kansas community of Green Ridge [Stafford County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Aroostook County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Green Ridge.
    • Manitoba
      • This Green Ridge lies 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Green Ridge.
      • Baltimore County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Baltimore County and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the east of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Green Ridge.
      • Harford County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Harford County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the east of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Green Ridge.
    • Missouri
      • Pettis County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Pettis County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the west of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pettis County community of Green Ridge.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Delaware County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the east of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Green Ridge.
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Lackawanna County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the northeast of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Green Ridge.
      • Luzerne County
      • This Green Ridge is located in Luzerne County and lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the northeast of the Green Ridge that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Green Ridge.
      • Northumberland 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 Pennsylvania community of Green Ridge [Northumberland County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Green 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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Doe Gully [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Gully
    • Doe Gully [Morgan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Gully have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Gully
  • Fairplay [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay
    • Fairplay [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Green Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplay
  • Green Ridge [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Ridge
    • Green Ridge [Allegany County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Green Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
  • Jerome [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
    • Jerome [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Green Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
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    • Little Cacapon [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Cacapon
      • Little Cacapon [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Cacapon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Cacapon
    • Little Orleans [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Orleans
      • Little Orleans [Allegany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Orleans<4>
    • Magnolia [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Green Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Orleans Cross Roads [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans Cross Roads
      • Orleans Cross Roads [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans Cross Roads
    • Paw Paw [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Paw
      • Paw Paw [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Green Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paw Paw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paw Paw<4>

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 Green 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.

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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Green Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<5>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Green Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<5>
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Green Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<5>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Green Ridge.
      • Salisbury is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the west of Green Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<5>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Short Gap is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Green Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<5>

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

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

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    • Berkeley Springs, which is the Seat of Morgan County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Green Ridge to Berkeley Springs, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 88 miles [141.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,927 miles [9,538.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,514 miles [7,264.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Morgan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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- Green Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5870, Longitude: -78.4389       In this case, the coordinates for Green Ridge 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 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 Green 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.
<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 Green Ridge 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 308.684 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.447 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.051 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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