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Jones Crossroads, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Jones Crossroads 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 Jones 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 Jones Crossroads and extending to:

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Jones Crossroads 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 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jones Crossroads ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Jones Crossroads.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Jones Crossroads. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 9 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


Sussex County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast.


Early County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Early County   [Map]

Distance: About 32 miles [51.5 km] to the East.

Troup County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Troup County   [Map]

Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Northeast.

Florence County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Florence County   [Map]

Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Horry County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northeast.

Saluda County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Saluda County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jones Crossroads ...

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.

Chickasaw Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Jones Crossroads   [Map]

Clark Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Griffin Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kelly Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Peach Tree Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Peterman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Rock Creek Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Tabernacle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Whispering Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Jones Crossroads. 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.

Faye Dunaway

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Jones Crossroads

Dave Monroe Edwards

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Jones Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jones Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2107, Longitude: -85.4847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jones 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 Jones 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.892 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.269 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:

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