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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Dale once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Dale to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dale to Oneonta, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,541 miles [10,526.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Dale ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Dale.

While the name Dale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Dale, we know of 8 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Dale, Johnson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Dale, San Bernardino County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Bernardino County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Valley County

Our profile page for Dale, Valley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Dale, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Dale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Boone County

Our profile page for Dale, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North

Spencer County

Our profile page for Dale, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Guthrie County

Our profile page for Dale, Guthrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Dale, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the West Northwest

Wallace County

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

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Kentucky

Campbell County

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

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Dale, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Michigan

Gladwin County

Our profile page for Dale, Gladwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Clay County

Our profile page for Dale, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the North Northwest

Cottonwood County

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

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Dale, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Dale, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West Northwest

Butler County

Our profile page for Dale, Butler County
Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Dale, Stoddard County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Dale, Custer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Harding County

Our profile page for Dale, Harding County
This community is historic.
Although located in Harding County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Dale, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Yancey County

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

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North Dakota

Emmons County

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

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Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Dale, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Dale, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Dale   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Grant County

Our profile page for Dale, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Dale, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Dale, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Dale, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Dale, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Dale, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Tyler County

Our profile page for Dale, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Dale, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <4>


Ethiopia   [Map]

Distance: About 7,662 miles [12,330.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 4,092 miles [6,585.4 km] to the Northeast

Netherlands   [Map]

Distance: About 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] to the Northeast

Norway

- Troms   [Map]

Distance: About 4,371 miles [7,034.4 km] to the North Northeast

- More og Romsdal   [Map]

Distance: About 4,302 miles [6,923.4 km] to the North Northeast

- Oppland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,387 miles [7,060.2 km] to the North Northeast

- Sogn og Fjordane   [Map]

Distance: About 4,271 miles [6,873.5 km] to the North Northeast

Chad   [Map]

Distance: About 6,576 miles [10,583 km] to the East Northeast

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The Communities of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Dale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dale) 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 Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6104, Longitude: -86.6492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Dale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.59 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.20 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.215 degrees.

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<8>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 Dale.



 
 
 

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