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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 Ringgold, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ringgold 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 Ringgold:
    • 39.563417, -79.943121
    • 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 Ringgold
  • 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 Ringgold ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Ringgold.

Within West Virginia, the name Ringgold is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Ringgold is located in Cherokee County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Ringgold.
    • Florida
      • Hernando County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Ringgold [Hernando County].
    • Georgia
      • Catoosa County
      • This Ringgold is located in Catoosa County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catoosa County community of Ringgold.
    • Iowa
      • Ringgold County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Ringgold [Ringgold County].
    • Kentucky
      • Pulaski County
      • This Ringgold is located in Pulaski County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Ringgold.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Ringgold is located in Bienville Parish and lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Ringgold.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Ringgold is located in Washington County and lies 126 miles [202.8 km]<1> to the east of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ringgold.
    • Missouri
      • Platte County
      • Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Ringgold.
    • Nebraska
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Ringgold [Dawson County].
      • McPherson County
      • This Ringgold is located in McPherson County and lies 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McPherson County community of Ringgold.
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • This Ringgold is located in Morgan County and lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<1> to the west of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Ringgold.
      • Pickaway County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ringgold [Pickaway County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Jefferson County
      • This Ringgold is located in Jefferson County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Ringgold.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ringgold is located in Montgomery County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ringgold.
    • Texas
      • Montague County
      • This Ringgold is located in Montague County and lies 1,070 miles [1,722 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montague County community of Ringgold.
    • Virginia
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Ringgold is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the south of the Ringgold that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Ringgold.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ringgold ...

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.

  • Booth [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth
  • Evans Ferry [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Ferry
    • Evans Ferry [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Ferry
  • Flaggy Meadow [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaggy Meadow
    • Flaggy Meadow [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flaggy Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaggy Meadow
  • Gum Spring [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
    • Gum Spring [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ringgold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
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    • Harmony Grove [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Grove
      • Harmony Grove [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Grove
    • Hog Eye [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Eye
      • Hog Eye [Monongalia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Eye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Eye
    • Jerome Park [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome Park
      • Jerome Park [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome Park
    • Little Falls [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Pioneer Rocks [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Rocks
      • Pioneer Rocks [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Rocks
    • Price Hill [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Hill
      • Price Hill [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Hill
    • Richard [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richard
      • Richard [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richard
    • Ridgedale [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgedale
      • Ridgedale [Monongalia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgedale
    • Rock Forge [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Forge
      • Rock Forge [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Forge
    • South Park [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ringgold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park

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 Ringgold. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<5>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<5>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<5>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<5>
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<5>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Ringgold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Morgantown, which is the Seat of Monongalia County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Ringgold to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 162 miles [260.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,990 miles [9,640 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,580 miles [7,370.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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- Ringgold) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringgold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5634, Longitude: -79.9431       In this case, the coordinates for Ringgold have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ringgold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Ringgold 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.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ringgold to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.596 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.48 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.717 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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