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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Huntington [Map], which is the Seat of Cabell County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Ridgewood to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 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 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ridgewood ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Ridgewood.

While the name Ridgewood is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the South Southwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East Northeast

New London County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Alachua County

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

Clay County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the South

Polk County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the South

Putnam County

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

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the South

Clayton County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the South Southwest

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the South Southwest

Richmond County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the South

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Will County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the West Southwest

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Ridgewood, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Bergen County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northeast

Oneida County

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

Queens County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Rowan County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the South Southeast

Union County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the South Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the Southeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the North Northwest

Muskingum County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ridgewood   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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

Oconee County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South

Richland County

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the South Southwest

Campbell County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ridgewood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgewood ...

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.

Buffalo Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Ridgewood   [Map]
Chancellor Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Crescent Lake (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Glenroy (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Harveytown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lincoln Park (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lockdale (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockwood (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Park (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Willowvale (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4042, Longitude: -82.4577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood 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 311.164 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.095 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.204 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 Ridgewood 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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