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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Jasper to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jasper ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Jasper.

While the name Jasper is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Jasper   [Map]
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Jasper, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Rio Grande County

Our profile page for Jasper, Rio Grande County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Jasper, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Pickens County

Our profile page for Jasper, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Dubois County

Our profile page for Jasper, Dubois County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North

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Kansas

Linn County

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

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Jasper, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Pipestone County

Our profile page for Jasper, Pipestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jasper, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

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

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Jasper, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Jasper, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Fayette County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Jasper, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North Northeast

Scioto County

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

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Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Jasper, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Jasper   [Map]
Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Jasper, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,019 miles [3,249.3 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Darlington County

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jasper, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Charles Mix County

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

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Jasper, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jasper, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Jasper, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jasper: www.jaspercity.com/

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 from Jasper. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jasper) 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 Jasper. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jasper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jasper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8516, Longitude: -87.2722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jasper 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 Jasper 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 313.981 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.686 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.416 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 Jasper, 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 Jasper.



 
 
 

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