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Jericho, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jericho to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 6,607 miles [10,632.9 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 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jericho ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Jericho.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jericho. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 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

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 KansasNew HampshirePennsylvaniaWashington
 KentuckyNew JerseySouth CarolinaWest Virginia
 LouisianaNew YorkTexasWisconsin

Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Jericho, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Northwest

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Jericho, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the Northeast

Indiana

Crawford County

Our profile page for Jericho, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Jericho, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North

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Kansas

Gove County

Our profile page for Jericho, Gove County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Gove County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Grant County

Our profile page for Jericho, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North Northeast

Henry County

Our profile page for Jericho, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northeast

Larue County

Our profile page for Jericho, Larue County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the North Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Jericho, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Jericho, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Jericho, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Jericho, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Laclede County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Jericho   [Map]
Distance: About 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Jericho, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the Northeast

Grafton County

Our profile page for Jericho, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Jericho, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Jericho, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Clinton County

Our profile page for Jericho, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the Northeast

Nassau County

Our profile page for Jericho, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Jericho, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Jericho, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Jericho, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Jericho, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Jericho   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cameron County

Our profile page for Jericho, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Jericho, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Jericho, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East

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Texas

Donley County

Our profile page for Jericho, Donley County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the West Northwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Jericho, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Jericho, Juab County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Jericho, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the Northeast

Windsor County

Our profile page for Jericho, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Carroll County

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

Suffolk City

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

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Jericho, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Jericho, Hampshire County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Calumet County

Our profile page for Jericho, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the North

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Jericho, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Jericho. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jericho) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jericho. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7740, Longitude: -87.2753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jericho 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 Jericho 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 313.911 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.456 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.639 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 Jericho, 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 Jericho.



 
 
 

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