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Jerusalem, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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 The location of Jerusalem 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Jerusalem to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 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 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jerusalem ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Jerusalem.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jerusalem. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States - with 25 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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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

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

Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Southeast

Cook County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Cook County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East

Pickens County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Maine

Somerset County

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

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northeast

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New York

Albany County

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

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North Carolina

Davie County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Davie County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

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

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Ohio

Clark County

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

Clermont County

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northeast

Logan County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast

Windsor County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jerusalem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6118, Longitude: -87.8584     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jerusalem 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 Jerusalem 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 314.322 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.047 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.705 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 Jerusalem, 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 Jerusalem.



 
 
 

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