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West Jefferson, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Jefferson 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 town such as West Jefferson to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from West Jefferson to Birmingham, 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 101 miles [162.5 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Jefferson ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name West Jefferson.

While the name West Jefferson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New York

Schoharie County

Our profile page for West Jefferson, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for West Jefferson, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio

Madison County

Our profile page for West Jefferson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North Northeast

Williams County

Our profile page for West Jefferson, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Jefferson. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in West Jefferson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Jefferson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jefferson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6485, Longitude: -87.0692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jefferson 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 West Jefferson 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 313.845 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.501 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Jefferson.



 
 
 

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