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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 Ridgeway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway:
    • 39.297324, -78.071666
    • 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 Ridgeway
  • 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 Ridgeway ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Ridgeway.

Within West Virginia, the name Ridgeway is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 35 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Ridgeway lies 3,348 miles [5,388.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Boone County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<1> to the west of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Ridgeway.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Fairfield County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Ridgeway.
    • Georgia
      • Harris County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Harris County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Ridgeway.
      • Heard County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Heard County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km] to the southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Heard County community of Ridgeway.
      • Newton County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Newton County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km] to the southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Ridgeway.
    • Indiana
      • Allen 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 Indiana community of Ridgeway [Allen County].
      • Howard County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Howard County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Ridgeway.
    • Iowa
      • Winneshiek County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Winneshiek County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winneshiek County community of Ridgeway.
    • Kansas
      • Ford 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 Ridgeway [Ford County].
      • Osage 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 Ridgeway [Osage County].
      • Shawnee 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 Ridgeway [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Harlan County and lies 320 miles [515 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of Ridgeway.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Ridgeway.
      • Baltimore County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Baltimore County and lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the east of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Ridgeway.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Lenawee County and lies 355 miles [571.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Ridgeway.
      • Saint Clair County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Ridgeway.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Winona County and lies 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Ridgeway.
    • Missouri
      • Harrison County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Harrison County and lies 843 miles [1,356.7 km]<1> to the west of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Ridgeway.
      • Jackson 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 Missouri community of Ridgeway [Jackson County].
    • Montana
      • Carter County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Carter County and lies 1,407 miles [2,264.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Ridgeway.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Ocean County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Ridgeway.
    • New York
      • Orleans County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Orleans County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans County community of Ridgeway.
      • Westchester County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Westchester County and lies 256 miles [412 km] to the east northeast of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Ridgeway.
    • North Carolina
      • Warren County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Warren County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the south of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Ridgeway.
    • Ohio
      • Gallia County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Gallia County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallia County community of Ridgeway.
      • Hardin County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Hardin County and lies 302 miles [486 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Ridgeway.
      • Muskingum County
      • This community is historic 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 Ridgeway.
    • Ontario
      • This Ridgeway lies 252 miles [405.6 km]<1> to the north of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Fairfield County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Ridgeway.
    • Tennessee
      • McMinn County
      • This Ridgeway is located in McMinn County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Ridgeway.
    • Texas
      • Hopkins County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Hopkins County and lies 1,070 miles [1,722 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Ridgeway.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Halifax County and lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Ridgeway.
      • Henry County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Henry County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the south southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Ridgeway.
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the south southwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Ridgeway.
    • Wisconsin
      • Iowa County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Iowa County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ridgeway that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Ridgeway.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeway ...

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.

  • Brucetown [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brucetown
    • Brucetown [Frederick County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brucetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brucetown
  • Cedar Grove [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Frederick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeway
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Hill [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Frederick County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Clear Brook [Frederick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Brook
    • Clear Brook [Frederick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Brook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Brook<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Gordondale [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordondale
      • Gordondale [Frederick County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordondale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordondale
    • Green Spring [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring
      • Green Spring [Frederick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring
    • Jamestown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jordan Springs [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Springs
      • Jordan Springs [Frederick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Springs
    • Leetown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Rest [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rest
      • Rest [Frederick County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest
    • Rocky Ford [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Summit Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Point
      • Summit Point [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Point

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 Ridgeway. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<6>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<6>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<6>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<6>

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

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

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    • Martinsburg, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeway to Martinsburg, 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.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 202 miles [325.1 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 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 61 miles [98.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,924 miles [9,533.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,509 miles [7,256.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2973, Longitude: -78.0717       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeway 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 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 Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway, 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 Ridgeway 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 308.48 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.171 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.001 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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