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Jamestown Colony, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jamestown Colony to Elba, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 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 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jamestown Colony ...

While the name Jamestown Colony is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Harris County

Our profile page for Jamestown Colony, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3216, Longitude: -85.8360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jamestown Colony 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 Jamestown Colony 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 312.956 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.152 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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