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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Denton 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 community such as Denton 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 Denton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Denton to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Denton to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<3> 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 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Denton ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Denton.

While the name Denton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Denton, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Denton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West

Georgia

Coffee County

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

Jeff Davis County

Our profile page for Denton, Jeff Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Ada County

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

Bonner County

Our profile page for Denton, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Denton, Doniphan County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Carter County

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

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Maryland

Caroline County

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

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Denton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Quitman County

Our profile page for Denton, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Denton, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Denton, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Denton, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Denton, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Denton, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Denton, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Stephens County

Our profile page for Denton, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Denton, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Denton, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Callahan County

Our profile page for Denton, Callahan County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West

Denton County

Our profile page for Denton, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Denton, 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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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Denton, 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' distance that starts in Denton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Denton) 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 Denton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Denton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5857, Longitude: -87.9639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Denton 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 Denton 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 314.449 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.328 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.546 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 Denton.



 
 
 

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