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Jenkins, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jenkins to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,491 miles [10,446.3 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jenkins ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Jenkins.

While the name Jenkins is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

De Witt County

Our profile page for Jenkins, De Witt County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Comanche County

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

McPherson County

Our profile page for Jenkins, McPherson County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Jenkins, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Crow Wing County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Crow Wing County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest

Jasper County

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

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Elko County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lander County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Lea County

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

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

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Tennessee

Loudon County

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

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Texas

Madison County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West Southwest

Morris County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the West

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jenkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7995, Longitude: -85.6700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jenkins 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 Jenkins 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 313.014 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.562 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.782 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 Jenkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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