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Jones Crossroads, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Jones Crossroads to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 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 6,604 miles [10,628.1 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jones Crossroads ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Jones Crossroads.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jones Crossroads. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 9 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

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Early County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 32 miles [51.5 km] to the East

Troup County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Northeast

Florence County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast

Horry County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northeast

Saluda County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2107, Longitude: -85.4847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jones Crossroads 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 Jones Crossroads 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 312.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.892 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.269 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jones Crossroads.



 
 
 

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