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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dawson to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,187 miles [11,566.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,063 miles [8,148.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dawson ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Dawson.

While the name Dawson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Terrell County

Our profile page for Dawson, Terrell County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Dawson, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Warrick County

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

Iowa

Dallas County

Our profile page for Dawson, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

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

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Manitoba

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

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Dawson, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Dawson, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Genesee County

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

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Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Dawson, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Nodaway County

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

Wright County

Our profile page for Dawson, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Silver Bow County

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

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Nebraska

Richardson County

Our profile page for Dawson, Richardson County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Dawson, Colfax County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Dawson, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Kidder County

Our profile page for Dawson, Kidder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Shelby County

Our profile page for Dawson, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Dawson, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Dawson, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Dawson, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North Northeast

Cambria County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Dawson, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast

Forest County

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

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Dawson, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the West

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Virginia

Hanover County

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

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Dawson, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northeast

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Yukon

Our profile page for Dawson   [Map]
Distance: About 3,024 miles [4,866.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 that starts in Dawson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dawson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dawson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dawson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3040, Longitude: -85.9261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dawson 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 Dawson 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 313.193 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.838 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.769 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 Dawson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dawson.



 
 
 

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