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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Irondale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 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 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Irondale ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Irondale.

While the name Irondale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Irondale, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the West Northwest

Arapahoe County

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

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Irondale, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Irondale, Cook County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Irondale, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Irondale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Irondale, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the Northeast

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Irondale, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Irondale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North Northeast

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Irondale, 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 Irondale   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

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

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Virginia

Wise County

Our profile page for Irondale, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Irondale, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Irondale: www.cityofirondale.org/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Irondale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Irondale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5338, Longitude: -86.6770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Irondale 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 Irondale 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.602 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.204 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.243 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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<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 Irondale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Irondale.



 
 
 

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