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

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

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

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ridgeville to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 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 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,960 miles [9,591.7 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 6,672 miles [10,737.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,547 miles [7,317.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgeville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Ridgeville.

While the name Ridgeville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Butler County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Southwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Southwest


Trinity County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the West Northwest


McIntosh County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Iroquois County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Randolph County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Ridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the Northwest

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East

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Lenawee County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tippah County

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

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Caswell County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the South

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Warren County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the West

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Wyandot County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Wyandot County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Ridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North

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Montour County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Montour County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the Northeast

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Dorchester County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the South

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Moore County

Our profile page for Ridgeville, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeville ...

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.

Claysville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Ridgeville   [Map]
Hartmansville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Headsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Limestone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Markwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
McCoole (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Skyline   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3484, Longitude: -78.9906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville 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 309.029 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.803 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.379 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 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 Ridgeville 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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<8>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 Ridgeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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