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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Dexter to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dexter ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Dexter.

While the name Dexter is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Dexter, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Laurens County

Our profile page for Dexter, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East

Illinois

Effingham County

Our profile page for Dexter, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Dexter, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Dallas County

Our profile page for Dexter, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Dexter, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for Dexter, Calloway County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Dexter, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Dexter, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Marquette County

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

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Dexter, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Dexter, Mower County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Marion County

Our profile page for Dexter, 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.

Walthall County

Our profile page for Dexter, Walthall County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Dexter, Stoddard County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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New Hampshire

Strafford County

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

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Dexter, Chaves County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the West

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Dexter, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Dexter, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Meigs County

Our profile page for Dexter, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Dexter   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Dexter, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Our profile page for Dexter, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Codington County

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

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Tennessee

Shelby County

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

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Texas

Cooke County

Our profile page for Dexter, Cooke County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Roane County

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

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Dexter, Fond du Lac County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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 from Dexter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dexter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dexter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6393, Longitude: -86.1497     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dexter 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 Dexter 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 313.232 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.652 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.225 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 Dexter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dexter.



 
 
 

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