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Jackson Ferry, Alabama
(Washington County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Jackson Ferry 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 community such as Jackson Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Jackson Ferry to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 797 miles [1,282.6 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 6,695 miles [10,774.6 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 7,399 miles [11,907.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,277 miles [8,492.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jackson Ferry ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Jackson Ferry.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jackson Ferry. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 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


Clark County

Our profile page for Jackson Ferry, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast


Loudon County

Our profile page for Jackson Ferry, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Jackson Ferry, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jackson Ferry ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Carson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Jackson Ferry   [Map]
Choctaw Bluff   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
German Ford   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holders Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Leroy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mays Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunflower   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Toddtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4941, Longitude: -87.9097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jackson Ferry 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 Jackson Ferry 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.188 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.602 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.133 degrees.

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