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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jackson to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,692 miles [10,769.7 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 7,396 miles [11,902.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,274 miles [8,487.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

We have found 75 communities that share the name Jackson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jackson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 72 communities in the United States and Canada - with 72 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Jackson, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Jackson, Ashley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the West Northwest

Dallas County

Our profile page for Jackson, Dallas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Jackson, Amador County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Jackson, Gunnison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Butts County

Our profile page for Jackson, Butts County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East Northeast

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Jackson, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Jackson, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Jackson, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North

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Indiana

Ripley County

Our profile page for Jackson, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northeast

Starke County

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

Tipton County

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

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Iowa

Jones County

Our profile page for Jackson, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Decatur County

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

Linn County

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

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Jackson, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Jackson, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Jackson, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Jackson, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

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

Cecil County

Our profile page for Jackson, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jackson, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the North Northeast

Marquette County

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

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Minnesota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jackson, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Jackson, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Jackson, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the North Northwest

Daviess County

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

Jasper County

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

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Montana

Beaverhead County

Our profile page for Jackson, Beaverhead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Dakota County

Our profile page for Jackson, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Jackson, Clark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Elko County

Our profile page for Jackson, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,707 miles [2,747.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Jackson, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

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

Hudson County

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

Ocean County

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

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Jackson, Grant County
This community is historic.
Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Juan County

Our profile page for Jackson, San Juan County
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Cayuga County

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

Tompkins County

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

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North Carolina

Northampton County

Our profile page for Jackson, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Jackson, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

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

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Ohio

Hancock County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jackson, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Jackson, Mahoning County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mahoning County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morrow County

Our profile page for Jackson, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northeast

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Jackson, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the North Northeast

Ross County

Our profile page for Jackson, Ross County
This community is historic.
Although located in Ross County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Jackson, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Jackson   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Jackson, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Jackson, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Jackson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Jackson, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Jackson, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Jackson, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Jackson, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Roberts County

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

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Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Jackson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Marion County

Our profile page for Jackson, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West Northwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Jackson, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the West

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Jackson, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Box Elder County

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

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Jackson, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Columbia County

Our profile page for Jackson, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the Northwest

Cowlitz County

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

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Jackson, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northeast

Wood County

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

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Jackson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Teton County

Our profile page for Jackson, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 8,981 miles [14,453.5 km] to the West

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the East Southeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clarke County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Jackson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jackson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jackson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jackson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5325, Longitude: -87.8901     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jackson 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 Jackson 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 314.179 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.118 degrees.

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<7>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 Jackson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jackson.



 
 
 

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