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Jefferson Park, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Jefferson Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jefferson Park ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Jefferson Park.

While the name Jefferson Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Jefferson Park, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the West


Cook County

Our profile page for Jefferson Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Jefferson Park, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the Northeast

New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northeast

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Richmond County

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Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Sumter County

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Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East

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Alexandria City

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Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast

Prince George County

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Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Jefferson Park, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5418, Longitude: -86.6444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson Park 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 Jefferson Park 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 313.583 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.183 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.228 degrees.

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