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Ridgedale, West Virginia
(Hampshire County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ridgedale.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Ridgedale 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 Ridgedale to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ridgedale to:

  • Romney [Map], which is the Seat of Hampshire County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgedale to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,947 miles [9,570.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,658 miles [10,715 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,534 miles [7,296.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgedale ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Ridgedale.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Ridgedale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Ridgedale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,219 miles [3,571.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Southwest

Idaho

Oneida County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Polk County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Taney County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Taney County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the West

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Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Ridgedale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Southwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Southwest

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Prince William County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southeast

Smyth County

Our profile page for Ridgedale, Smyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgedale ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Frenchburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Ridgedale   [Map]
Grace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Headsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mechanicsburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Points   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Raven Rocks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shanks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Churches   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ridgedale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgedale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgedale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4115, Longitude: -78.7347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgedale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Ridgedale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.871 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.634 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.245 degrees.

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<7>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 Ridgedale 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.

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