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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Jamestown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 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 to:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jamestown to Centre, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,167 miles [11,534.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,044 miles [8,117.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jamestown ...

We have found 65 communities that share the name Jamestown.

While the name Jamestown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 65 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,946 miles [3,131.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Seminole County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Chattahoochee County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Chattahoochee County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southeast

Clinch County

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Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Southeast

Newton County

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Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East Southeast

Ware County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Ware County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

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

Latah County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Latah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Clinton County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Northwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Hamilton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Boone County

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Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North

Elkhart County

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Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North

Steuben County

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Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Keokuk County

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Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northwest

Scott County

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Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

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Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Russell County

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Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

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Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Somerset County

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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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Michigan

Cass County

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

Ottawa County

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Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Marion County

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Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Moniteau County

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Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

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

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Nebraska

Dodge County

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

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Nevada

Clark County

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

Nye County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

McKinley County

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

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New York

Chautauqua County

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Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

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Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

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Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Columbiana County

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

Greene County

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Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northeast

Hancock County

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

Knox County

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

Morrow County

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

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Oklahoma

Rogers County

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Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

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Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

Carbon County

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Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

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Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

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Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

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Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Southeast

Florence County

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Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East

Horry County

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Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Fentress County

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Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North Northeast

Rutherford County

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Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North Northwest

Tipton County

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Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West Northwest

Williamson County

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Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Newton County

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Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

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Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West

Tarrant County

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

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Utah

Davis County

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Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

James City County

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Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast

Prince Edward County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Clallam County

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Distance: About 2,137 miles [3,439.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Clay County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jamestown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Grant County

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Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3979, Longitude: -85.5775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jamestown 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 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 312.988 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.615 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.606 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 Jamestown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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