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Jordan, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Jordan to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Jordan to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jordan to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jordan ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Jordan.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jordan. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 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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Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Jordan, Baxter County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northwest

Drew County

Our profile page for Jordan, Drew County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the West

Madison County

Our profile page for Jordan, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Mono County

Our profile page for Jordan, Mono County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Mono County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Jordan, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northeast

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Georgia

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Jordan, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Clearwater County

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

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Jordan, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North

Jay County

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

Owen County

Our profile page for Jordan, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Boone County

Our profile page for Jordan, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Fulton County

Our profile page for Jordan, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Jordan   [Map]
Distance: About 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Isabella County

Our profile page for Jordan, Isabella County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North

Mason County

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

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Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Jordan, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the North Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Jordan, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Jordan, Hickory County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Garfield County

Our profile page for Jordan, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Garfield County

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

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Jordan, Quay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Jordan, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Jordan, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Noble County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Jordan   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Jordan, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the Northwest

Morrow County

Our profile page for Jordan, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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

Lehigh County

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

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Jordan, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Jordan, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Jordan, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Southwest

Jasper County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Jordan, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Jordan, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Jordan, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Jordan, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Jordan, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jordan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7054, Longitude: -86.0022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jordan 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 Jordan 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 313.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.154 degrees.

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<7>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 Jordan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jordan.



 
 
 

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