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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Jones 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 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 to:

  • Prattville [Map], which is the Seat of Autauga County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jones to Prattville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two 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 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jones ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Jones.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jones. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 35 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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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Jones, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

McIntosh County

Our profile page for Jones, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East

Randolph County

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

Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Jones, Coles County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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

Whitley County

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

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Louisiana

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Jones, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the West

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Jones, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Jones, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

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

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Jones, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

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

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Missouri

Pike County

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

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

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

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Jones, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East Northeast

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Jones, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast

Caswell County

Our profile page for Jones, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Jones, Butler County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Jones, Delaware County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Jones, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Jones
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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South Carolina

Abbeville County

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Jones, Greenwood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Meade County

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

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Tennessee

Haywood County

Our profile page for Jones, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Jones, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Jones, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Jones, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

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

Weber County

Our profile page for Jones, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Jones, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Jones, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Northeast

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Jones, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Thurston County

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

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West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Jones, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jones. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jones

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5863, Longitude: -86.8982     [Map].

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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 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 313.672 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.528 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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