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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Joy to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,229 miles [11,633.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Joy ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Joy.

While the name Joy is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Joy, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Joy, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Joy, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West Northwest

Lyon County

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

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Kentucky

Livingston County

Our profile page for Joy, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

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

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

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

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Minnesota

Douglas County

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

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Missouri

Dent County

Our profile page for Joy, Dent County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Joy, Holt County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Holt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Joy, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Joy, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

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

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Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Joy, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Murray County

Our profile page for Joy, Murray County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West

Oklahoma County

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

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Oregon

Wallowa County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Joy, Horry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East

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Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Joy, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West

Smith County

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

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Joy, Juab County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Lewis County

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

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Joy, Doddridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Northeast

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About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Joy. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Joy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0334, Longitude: -86.6167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Joy 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 Joy 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 313.595 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.265 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.11 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 Joy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Joy.



 
 
 

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