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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeview to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 279 miles [449 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgeview ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Ridgeview.

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

Miami County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the Northwest

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East

Frederick County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ridgeview   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

Dewey County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Dewey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Ridgeview, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast

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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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Ridgeview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgeview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8434, Longitude: -82.0162     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeview 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 Ridgeview 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 310.902 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.714 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.188 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ridgeview.