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Southern Junction, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Southern Junction to Dothan, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,612 miles [10,641 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southern Junction ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Southern Junction.

While the name Southern Junction is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Colorado

Pueblo County

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

Georgia

Glynn County

Our profile page for Southern Junction, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East

Michigan

Wayne County

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

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0293, Longitude: -85.4699     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Junction 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 Southern Junction 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 312.724 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.842 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.30 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern Junction.



 
 
 

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