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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Jackson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jackson and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Jackson:
    • 37.873186, -77.817604
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Jackson
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

We have found 75 communities that share the name Jackson.

Within Virginia, the name Jackson is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 73 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 73 communities, 72 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Jackson, we know of two communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Choctaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Jackson [Choctaw County].
      • Clarke County
      • This Jackson is located in Clarke County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Jackson.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Jackson [Ashley County].
      • Dallas County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Jackson [Dallas County].
    • California
      • Amador County
      • This Jackson is located in Amador County and lies 2,312 miles [3,720.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amador County community of Jackson.
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Jackson [Gunnison County].
    • Georgia
      • Butts County
      • This Jackson is located in Butts County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butts County community of Jackson.
      • Lowndes County
      • This Jackson is located in Lowndes County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km] to the southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Jackson.
    • Idaho
      • Cassia County
      • This Jackson is located in Cassia County and lies 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cassia County community of Jackson.
    • Illinois
      • Lawrence County
      • This Jackson is located in Lawrence County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<2> to the west of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Jackson.
    • Indiana
      • Ripley County
      • This Jackson is located in Ripley County and lies 420 miles [675.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Jackson.
      • Starke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Jackson [Starke County].
      • Tipton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Jackson [Tipton County].
    • Iowa
      • Jones County
      • This Jackson is located in Jones County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Jackson.
    • Kansas
      • Decatur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Jackson [Decatur County].
      • Linn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Jackson [Linn County].
    • Kentucky
      • Breathitt County
      • This Jackson is located in Breathitt County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<2> to the west of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breathitt County community of Jackson.
      • Mercer County
      • This Jackson is located in Mercer County and lies 384 miles [618 km] to the west of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Jackson.
    • Louisiana
      • East Feliciana Parish
      • This Jackson is located in East Feliciana Parish and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Feliciana Parish community of Jackson.
    • Maine
      • Waldo County
      • This Jackson is located in Waldo County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waldo County community of Jackson.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Jackson [Allegany County].
      • Cecil County
      • This Jackson is located in Cecil County and lies 151 miles [243 km]<2> to the northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Jackson.
    • Michigan
      • Jackson County
      • This Jackson is located in Jackson County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Jackson.
      • Marquette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Jackson [Marquette County].
    • Minnesota
      • Jackson County
      • This Jackson is located in Jackson County and lies 979 miles [1,575.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Jackson.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds County
      • This Jackson is located in Hinds County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Jackson.
    • Missouri
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • This Jackson is located in Cape Girardeau County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<2> to the west of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Jackson.
      • Daviess County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Jackson [Daviess County].
      • Jasper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Jackson [Jasper County].
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This Jackson is located in Beaverhead County and lies 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Jackson.
    • Nebraska
      • Dakota County
      • This Jackson is located in Dakota County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dakota County community of Jackson.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Jackson.
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Jackson [Elko County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • This Jackson is located in Carroll County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<2> to the northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Jackson.
    • New Jersey
      • Camden County
      • This Jackson is located in Camden County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Jackson.
      • Hudson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Jackson [Hudson County].
      • Ocean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Jackson [Ocean County].
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Grant County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Jackson.
      • San Juan County
      • Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Jackson.
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Jackson [Cayuga County].
      • Tompkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Jackson [Tompkins County].
    • North Carolina
      • Northampton County
      • This Jackson is located in Northampton County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Jackson.
      • Union County
      • This Jackson is located in Union County and lies 261 miles [420 km] to the southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Jackson.
    • North Dakota
      • Ramsey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Jackson [Ramsey County].
    • Ohio
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jackson [Hancock County].
      • Jackson County
      • This Jackson is located in Jackson County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Jackson.
      • Mahoning County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mahoning County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Jackson.
      • Morrow County
      • This Jackson is located in Morrow County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km] to the northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of Jackson.
      • Muskingum County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jackson [Muskingum County].
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic and although located in Ross County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Jackson.
      • Wayne County
      • This Jackson is located in Wayne County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km] to the northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Jackson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Bryan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Jackson [Bryan County].
    • Ontario
      • This Jackson lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Pennsylvania
      • Columbia County
      • This Jackson is located in Columbia County and lies 240 miles [386.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Jackson.
      • Erie County
      • This Jackson is located in Erie County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km] to the north northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Jackson.
      • Monroe County
      • This Jackson is located in Monroe County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km] to the north northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Jackson.
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Jackson is located in Susquehanna County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km] to the north northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Jackson.
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Jackson [Warren County].
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Jackson is located in Providence County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Jackson.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Jackson is located in Aiken County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<2> to the southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Jackson.
      • Georgetown County
      • This Jackson is located in Georgetown County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km] to the south southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Georgetown County community of Jackson.
    • South Dakota
      • Roberts County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Jackson [Roberts County].
    • Tennessee
      • Madison County
      • This Jackson is located in Madison County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<2> to the west of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Jackson.
    • Texas
      • Marion County
      • This Jackson is located in Marion County and lies 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Jackson.
      • Shelby County
      • This Jackson is located in Shelby County and lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the west southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Jackson.
      • Van Zandt County
      • This Jackson is located in Van Zandt County and lies 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the west southwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Zandt County community of Jackson.
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Jackson [Box Elder County].
    • Washington
      • Columbia County
      • This Jackson is located in Columbia County and lies 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Jackson.
      • Cowlitz County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Jackson [Cowlitz County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Jackson is located in Boone County and lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<2> to the west of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Jackson.
      • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Jackson [Wood County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Washington County
      • This Jackson is located in Washington County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Jackson.
    • Wyoming
      • Teton County
      • This Jackson is located in Teton County and lies 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jackson that is located in Louisa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Jackson.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • Distance: 9,584 miles [15,424 km]<2> to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Barbados
      • Distance: 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km]<2> to the southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jackson ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Apple Grove [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [Louisa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Gays [Louisa County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gays
    • Gays [Louisa County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gays have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Holly Grove [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Louisa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • Jones Corner [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Corner
    • Jones Corner [Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Jackson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Corner
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Locust Creek [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Creek
      • Locust Creek [Louisa County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Creek
    • Longcreek [Louisa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longcreek
      • Longcreek [Louisa County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moodys Corner [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moodys Corner
      • Moodys Corner [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moodys Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moodys Corner
    • Orchid [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchid
      • Orchid [Louisa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchid have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchid
    • Threemile Corner [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threemile Corner
      • Threemile Corner [Louisa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Threemile Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threemile Corner
    • Willowbrook [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Louisa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

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 Jackson. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Montia Calvin 'Monty' Kennedy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on May 11, 1922 (a Thursday) and died in Midlothian (VA) on March 1, 1997 (a Saturday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Dale Memorial Park (Chesterfield County, Virginia).
      • Midlothian is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Jackson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Montia Calvin 'Monty' Kennedy<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Jackson and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Louisa, which is the Seat of Louisa County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jackson to Louisa, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 82 miles [132 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,974 miles [9,614.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,677 miles [10,745.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Louisa County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Louisa County: www.louisacounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Jackson 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jackson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jackson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8732, Longitude: -77.8176       In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Jackson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Jackson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.404 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.868 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.422 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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