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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Dayton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Dayton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dayton to Linden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East (E). 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 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,642 miles [10,689.3 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 7,349 miles [11,827.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,226 miles [8,410.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dayton ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Dayton.

While the name Dayton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Dayton, we know of 1 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

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Dayton, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Dayton, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Dayton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Henry County

Our profile page for Dayton, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northwest

La Salle County

Our profile page for Dayton, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Dayton, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Dayton, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the North Northwest

Page County

Our profile page for Dayton, Page County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North Northwest

Webster County

Our profile page for Dayton, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Dickinson County

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

Jefferson County

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

Labette County

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

Marshall County

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

Osage County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Dayton, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Dayton, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for Dayton, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Dayton, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Dayton, Berrien County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Dayton, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Dayton, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Amite County

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

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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Dayton, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northwest

Newton County

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

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Montana

Lake County

Our profile page for Dayton, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Dayton, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Dayton, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Dayton, Eddy County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the West

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Dayton, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Durham County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Dayton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Greene County

Our profile page for Dayton, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Dayton, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Dayton   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Dayton, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,082 miles [3,350.7 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Dayton, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Dayton, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Dayton, Rhea County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Liberty County

Our profile page for Dayton, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Dayton, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Dayton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the Northwest

Columbia County

Our profile page for Dayton, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km] to the Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Dayton, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

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

Preston County

Our profile page for Dayton, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Dayton, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Dayton, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km] to the Northwest

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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 11,050 miles [17,783.3 km] to the West

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3510, Longitude: -87.6416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dayton 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 Dayton 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 314.098 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.615 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.867 degrees.

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<7>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 Dayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Dayton.



 
 
 

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