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Jones Crossroads, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Jones 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 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 to:

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 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.

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Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama


Sussex County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East Northeast


Early County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the South Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the Southeast

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Aiken County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East

Florence County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East

Saluda County

Our profile page for Jones Crossroads, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Jones Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7181, Longitude: -87.0017     [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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.866 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.672 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.117 degrees.

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