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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Dallas 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 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,484 miles [10,435 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dallas ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Dallas.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Dallas. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Dallas, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Dallas, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South

Dallas County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Polk County

Our profile page for Dallas, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Dallas   [Map]
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Ouray County

Our profile page for Dallas, Ouray County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Dallas, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Dallas, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Clark County

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

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Iowa

Marion County

Our profile page for Dallas, 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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Kansas

Norton County

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

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Kentucky

Pulaski County

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

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Louisiana

Madison Parish

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

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Dallas, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Dallas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Clinton County

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

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Mississippi

Lafayette County

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

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Dallas, Bollinger County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Bollinger County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Dallas, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Dallas, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East

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Ohio

Champaign County

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

Highland County

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

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Dallas, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Dallas, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Dallas, 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 county.

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South Dakota

Gregory County

Our profile page for Dallas, Gregory County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Dallas, Hamilton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Dallas, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Dallas, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Barron County

Our profile page for Dallas, Barron County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Fremont County

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

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,588 miles [15,430.4 km] to the West Southwest

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,986 miles [6,414.8 km] to the Northeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Dallas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dallas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dallas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7440, Longitude: -86.5767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dallas 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 Dallas 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 313.608 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.378 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.935 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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<8>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 Dallas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dallas.



 
 
 

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