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Bon-Air, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bon-Air.

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How Far From Bon-Air to ...

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bon-Air to Birmingham, 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 84 miles [135.2 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 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 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bon-Air ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Bon-Air.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bon-Air. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Stone County

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


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Southeast


Letcher County

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


Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Bon-Air   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast

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Sumner County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North

White County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Arlington County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Bon-Air, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bon-Air. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4446, Longitude: -86.9328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bon-Air 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 Bon-Air 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 313.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.365 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 Bon-Air.