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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Jacksonville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Jacksonville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jacksonville to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,494 miles [10,451.1 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Jacksonville.

While the name Jacksonville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

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

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Greene County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the East

Telfair County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Telfair County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the Southeast

Towns County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Towns County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Morgan County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Switzerland County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Switzerland County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the North

Vermillion County

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

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Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North Northwest

Clarke County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Clarke County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Jefferson County

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

Neosho County

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

Smith County

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

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Kentucky

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

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

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Vernon Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

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

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Mississippi

Kemper County

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

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Missouri

Gentry County

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

Laclede County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Northwest

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Jacksonville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

Morris County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the North Northeast

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Jacksonville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North Northeast

Athens County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North Northeast

Clark County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the North Northeast

Crawford County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

Centre County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast

Indiana County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West

Washington County

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

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Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Jacksonville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 beginning in Jacksonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) 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 Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jacksonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8083, Longitude: -85.7543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 313.065 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.622 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.813 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 Jacksonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jacksonville.



 
 
 

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