RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Jefferson, Alabama
(Marengo County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Jefferson 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Jefferson
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Jefferson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name Jefferson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jefferson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 57 communities in the United States and Canada - with 56 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 ArkansasMaineNew YorkSouth Dakota
 CaliforniaMarylandNorth CarolinaTennessee
 ColoradoMassachusettsNova ScotiaTexas
 GeorgiaMichiganOhioVirginia
 IllinoisMississippiOklahomaWashington
 IndianaMontanaOntarioWest Virginia
 IowaNevadaOregonWisconsin
 KansasNew HampshirePennsylvania 
 LouisianaNew JerseySouth Carolina 

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Park County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Southeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Illinois

Cook County

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

- Return to top

Indiana

Clinton County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North

- Return to top

Iowa

Greene County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the North Northwest

- Return to top

Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northwest

Republic County

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

Shawnee County

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

- Return to top

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Southwest

Lafayette Parish

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

- Return to top

Maine

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Jefferson, 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.

Hillsdale County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

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

- Return to top

Mississippi

Carroll County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

New York

Greene County

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

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Jefferson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North Northeast

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Oklahoma

Grant County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Ontario

Our profile page for Jefferson
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.

- Return to top

Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Jefferson, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

South Dakota

Union County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the North Northwest

- Return to top

Tennessee

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Jefferson, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North Northeast

Rutherford County

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

- Return to top

Texas

Marion County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West

- Return to top

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast

Powhatan County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Powhatan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Washington

Spokane County

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

- Return to top

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northeast

Lincoln County

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

- Return to top

Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that starts in Jefferson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jefferson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3868, Longitude: -87.8981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Jefferson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.255 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.802 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.962 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Jefferson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jefferson.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall