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The location of Jefferson









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From 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 community such as 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 Jefferson and extending to:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Jefferson 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 6 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 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name Jefferson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jefferson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 57 communities in the United States and Canada - with 56 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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Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Arapahoe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Park County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Park County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Cook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Clinton County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North.

Iowa

Greene County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northwest.

Republic County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Republic County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Republic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Shawnee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Southwest.

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for Jefferson, Lafayette Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lafayette Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maine

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Cass County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cass County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Hillsdale County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hillsdale County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Jefferson, 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.

Mississippi

Carroll County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northwest.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Gallatin County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the West Northwest.

New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Gloucester County   [Map]

Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Greene County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Schoharie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Ashe County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Jefferson   [Map]

Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Ashtabula County   [Map]

Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County

This community is historic.

Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the North Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Grant County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Jefferson

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast.

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North Northeast.

York County

Our profile page for Jefferson, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Chesterfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Union County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Tennessee

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Jefferson, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Rutherford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rutherford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

Marion County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West.

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast.

Powhatan County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Powhatan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Spokane County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Spokane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northeast.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Lincoln County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Jefferson, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jefferson ...

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.

Baptist Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Jefferson   [Map]

Blue Lock (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Deans Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Griffins (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hall Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Hill Top   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Moscow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Moscow Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pin Hook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Providence   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rockcut   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Salt Well   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Shortleaf   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3868, Longitude: -87.8981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for 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 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.255 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.802 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.962 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Jefferson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Jefferson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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