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Johnson, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Johnson to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Johnson ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Johnson.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Johnson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 56 communities in the United States and Canada - with 57 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Crenshaw County

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

Cullman County

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Johnson, Marshall County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Johnson, Cochise County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Johnson, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Johnson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Johnson
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.

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Johnson, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Johnson, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Johnson, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Southeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Johnson, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Dooly County

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

Emanuel County

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

Hall County

Our profile page for Johnson, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East

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Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Johnson, Clearwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Johnson, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the North Northwest

Randolph County

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

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Iowa

Jones County

Our profile page for Johnson, Jones County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

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

Pottawatomie County

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

Stanton County

Our profile page for Johnson, Stanton County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Fleming County

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

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Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

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

Saint John the Baptist Parish

Our profile page for Johnson, Saint John the Baptist Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Southwest

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Johnson, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

Huron County

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

Jackson County

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

Mackinac County

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

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Minnesota

Becker County

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

Big Stone County

Our profile page for Johnson, Big Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Johnson, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Southwest

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Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Johnson, Silver Bow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Johnson, Nemaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Johnson, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the West

Union County

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

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New York

Cattaraugus County

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Johnson, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Graham County

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

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

Our profile page for Johnson, Stutsman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Belmont County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Johnson, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Johnson, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Johnson   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Johnson, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Johnson, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Jasper County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Johnson, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West Southwest

Terry County

Our profile page for Johnson, Terry County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Kane County

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

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Johnson, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Johnson, Lamoille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Buckingham County

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

Scott County

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

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Johnson, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Barbour County

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

Cabell County

Our profile page for Johnson, Cabell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northeast

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Johnson, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Johnson, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4909, Longitude: -86.4172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnson 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 Johnson 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 313.499 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.217 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.927 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 Johnson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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