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Jerusalem, Alabama
(Lawrence 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 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:

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jerusalem to Moulton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 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 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West

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 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Southeast

Cook County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Cook County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East Southeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East

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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 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 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 385 miles [619.6 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 339 miles [545.6 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 489 miles [787 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 44 miles [70.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Northeast

Windsor County

Our profile page for Jerusalem, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 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 starts in Jerusalem. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 34.7051, Longitude: -87.2270     [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 314.003 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.213 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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