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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 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:

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Dixie to Brewton, 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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,239 miles [8,431.4 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

Chilton County

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

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 1,524 miles [2,452.6 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Clay County

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

Craighead County

Our profile page for Dixie, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northwest

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Dixie, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Dixie, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Dixie, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Northwest

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Dixie, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Northwest

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California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Dixie, Lassen County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Dixie, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Dixie, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Dixie, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Northeast

Brooks County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Dixie, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Northeast

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Idaho

Elmore County

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

Idaho County

Our profile page for Dixie, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Dixie, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 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 904 miles [1,454.8 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 454 miles [730.6 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 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northeast

Whitley County

Our profile page for Dixie, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 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 430 miles [692 km] to the West Northwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Dixie, Tensas Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West Northwest

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Dixie, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Dixie, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Northwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Dixie, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Dixie, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Dixie, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Dixie, Churchill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 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 434 miles [698.5 km] to the 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 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Dixie, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Dixie   [Map]
Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Dixie, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the Northwest

Klamath County

Our profile page for Dixie, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Dixie, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 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 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North

Obion County

Our profile page for Dixie, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Dixie, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the West Northwest

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 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast

Mathews County

Our profile page for Dixie, Mathews County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Dixie, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Dixie, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the North Northeast

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Dixie, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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 Dixie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 31.1446, Longitude: -86.7194     [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 313.456 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.706 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.743 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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