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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Dickson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Dickson to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Dickson to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,354 miles [10,225.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,121 miles [11,460.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dickson ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Dickson.

While the name Dickson is unique within Alberta, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Dickson, Colbert County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Colbert County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Dickson, Benton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Georgia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Dickson, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the East Southeast

Kentucky

Rowan County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rowan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Dickson, Kent County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Mississippi

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Dickson, Yalobusha County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Yalobusha County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Dickson, Perry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Perry County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Dickson, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the Southeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Dickson, Spartanburg County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Spartanburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Tennessee

Dickson County

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Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Dickson, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the East Southeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Dickson, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,797 miles [2,892 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Dickson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dickson) 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 Dickson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dickson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dickson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.0500, Longitude: -114.3167     [Map].

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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 Dickson 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 334.465 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.361 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.961 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dickson.



 
 
 

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