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Jonesboro, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jonesboro to Birmingham, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jonesboro ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Jonesboro.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Jonesboro. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 18 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

Baldwin County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Dixie County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Dixie County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East

Illinois

Union County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Lee County

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

Moore County

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

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Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Maury County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Coryell County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Brunswick County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Jonesboro, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 that starts in Jonesboro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jonesboro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3821, Longitude: -86.9619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro 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 313.764 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.37 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.39 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 Jonesboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jonesboro.



 
 
 

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