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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dewey to Centre, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,167 miles [11,534.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,044 miles [8,117.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dewey ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Dewey.

While the name Dewey is unique within Alabama, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Dewey, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the West

Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Dewey, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West

White County

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Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

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Distance: About 2,211 miles [3,558.3 km] to the Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Dewey, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Champaign County

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Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Vigo County

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Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Cass County

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Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Edwards County

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

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Michigan

Alger County

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

Kent County

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

Marquette County

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

Shiawassee County

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

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Missouri

Adair County

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

Franklin County

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

Polk County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Beaverhead County

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Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the Northwest

Custer County

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

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Nevada

Washoe County

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

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New York

Monroe County

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

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Ohio

Trumbull County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

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

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Oklahoma

Washington County

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Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Yamhill County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

Custer County

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Distance: About 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Montague County

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

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Utah

Box Elder County

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

Grand County

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Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

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

Wise County

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Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Skagit County

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Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the Northwest

Whatcom County

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Distance: About 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

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Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dewey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3262, Longitude: -85.5077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dewey 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 Dewey 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 312.943 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.553 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.595 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 Dewey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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