Torbat-e-Jaam is located 996 km. from Tehran, in Khorasan Razavi Province and is situated on the plains having a temperate mountainous climate. Its present name is after a learned personality known as Sheikh Jaam who is buried here. There are many historical evidences in this region from the 8th and 9th century AH.
Torbat-e Jām is an ancient city. It is about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Mashhad, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Taybad, and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the Afghanistan border. There are many ancient places there, like the mazar (tomb) of Sheikh Ahmad Jami and Prince Qasem-e Anvar. The county includes many beautiful villages, such as Bezd, Mahmoodabad, Nilshahr.