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Dog Town, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Dog Town to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,467 miles [10,407.6 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 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dog Town ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Dog Town.

While the name Dog Town is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Mono County

Our profile page for Dog Town, Mono County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

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

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Dog Town, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the Northeast

Missouri

Butler County

Our profile page for Dog Town, Butler County
Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Francois County

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

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Montana

Broadwater County

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

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Dog Town, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Dog Town, Davidson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North Northwest

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dog Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dog Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dog Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3529, Longitude: -85.7369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dog Town 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 Dog Town 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 313.082 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.717 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.681 degrees.

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<7>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 Dog Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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