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Dixie, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dixie to Clanton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dixie ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Dixie.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Dixie. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 53 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Dixie, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South

Walker County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Dixie, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the West

Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Dixie, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

Craighead County

Our profile page for Dixie, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northwest

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Dixie, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Dixie, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Dixie, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West Northwest

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Dixie, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Northwest

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California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Dixie, Lassen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Dixie, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Dixie, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Dixie, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East

Brooks County

Our profile page for Dixie, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Dixie, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Elmore County

Our profile page for Dixie, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the Northwest

Idaho County

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

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Dixie, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Jasper County

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

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Dixie, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

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

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Dixie, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North

Kenton County

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

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Dixie, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the North Northeast

Whitley County

Our profile page for Dixie, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

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

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Dixie, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Dixie, Tensas Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Dixie, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Dixie, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the West Northwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Dixie, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Southwest

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Dixie, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Dixie, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Dixie, Churchill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the West Northwest

Pershing County

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

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Dixie, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast

Scotland County

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

Wilson County

Our profile page for Dixie, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Dixie, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Dixie   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Dixie, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Northwest

Klamath County

Our profile page for Dixie, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Dixie, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

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

Sumter County

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

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Dixie, Coffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the North Northeast

Obion County

Our profile page for Dixie, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Dixie, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West

Lamar County

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

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Dixie, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast

Mathews County

Our profile page for Dixie, Mathews County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Dixie, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Dixie, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Dixie, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dixie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7232, Longitude: -86.9058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dixie 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 Dixie 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 313.686 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.189 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.504 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 Dixie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dixie.



 
 
 

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