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Jordan, Alabama
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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 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:

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Jordan to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,708 miles [10,795.5 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 7,414 miles [11,931.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,291 miles [8,515 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 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Jordan, Baxter County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North Northwest

Drew County

Our profile page for Jordan, Drew County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Jordan, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the 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 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northeast

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Georgia

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Jordan, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East

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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 499 miles [803.1 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 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Boone County

Our profile page for Jordan, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Fulton County

Our profile page for Jordan, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Jordan   [Map]
Distance: About 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Isabella County

Our profile page for Jordan, Isabella County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 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 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the North

Scott County

Our profile page for Jordan, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Jordan, Hickory County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Garfield County

Our profile page for Jordan, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 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 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Jordan, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Jordan, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 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 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Jordan, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the Northwest

Morrow County

Our profile page for Jordan, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 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 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Jordan, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Jordan, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West

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 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Jordan, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Jordan, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 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 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Jordan, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the North

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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Washington County

About Alabama

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 Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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 that stretches from Jordan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 31.5049, Longitude: -88.2472     [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 314.39 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.838 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.262 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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