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Jones Mill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Jones Mill 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 Jones Mill 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 Mill to:

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jones Mill to LaFayette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 49 miles [78.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 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 7,237 miles [11,646.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jones Mill ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Jones Mill.

While the name Jones Mill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Hot Spring County

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

Lafayette County

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


Fannin County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Fannin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North Northeast

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Gilmer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the Northeast

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Henry County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Jones Mill, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7507, Longitude: -85.5594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jones Mill 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 Mill 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 312.891 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.273 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.972 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 Jones Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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