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Johnson Crossroads, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Johnson Crossroads 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 Johnson Crossroads to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Johnson Crossroads to Florence, 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 199 miles [320.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,521 miles [10,494.5 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Johnson Crossroads ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Johnson Crossroads.

While the name Johnson Crossroads is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Meriwether County

Our profile page for Johnson Crossroads, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Southeast


Grayson County

Our profile page for Johnson Crossroads, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northeast

North Carolina

Johnston County

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Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East

South Carolina

Aiken County

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Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Southeast

Edgefield County

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Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Southeast

Florence County

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Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Johnson Crossroads, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnson Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9609, Longitude: -87.7517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnson Crossroads 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 Johnson Crossroads 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 314.34 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.253 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Johnson Crossroads.