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James, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from James to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named James ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name James.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named James. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bullock County

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

Lee County

Our profile page for James, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Independence County

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

California

Butte County

Our profile page for James, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for James, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Southeast

Iowa

Plymouth County

Our profile page for James, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Edwards County

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

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Maryland

Dorchester County

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

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for James, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for James, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for James   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

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

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South Dakota

Brown County

Our profile page for James, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Houston County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for James, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for James, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 starting in James. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- James) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in James. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6779, Longitude: -87.6586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for James 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 James 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 314.266 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.129 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.399 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for James.



 
 
 

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