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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Johnny Ford 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 Johnny Ford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Johnny Ford to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Johnny Ford ...

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.

Coal Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Johnny Ford   [Map]
Five Points   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frisco Quarters   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Gamble   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Jasper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Kings Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Valley (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Pocahontas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Prospect   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Johnny Ford. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Jimmie Lee Sudduth
  Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at an age of 97. He was buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama) [Map].

Fayette [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Johnny Ford

Fayette [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Johnny Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<7>

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About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 Johnny Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Johnny Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnny Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8329, Longitude: -87.3856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnny Ford 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 Johnny Ford 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 314.049 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.466 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Johnny Ford.



 
 
 

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