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Dogtown, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Dogtown to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dogtown ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Dogtown.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Dogtown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States - with 29 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Glenn County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Glenn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the West Northwest

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Mariposa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the West Northwest

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Dogtown, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,927 miles [3,101.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Southeast

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Montgomery County

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

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Kentucky

Marshall County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

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

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Mississippi

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Blaine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the Northwest

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Kearney County

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

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Guernsey County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North Northeast

Licking County

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

Perry County

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

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Dogtown, 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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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

Snyder County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northeast

Grundy County

Our profile page for Dogtown, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6140, Longitude: -86.8839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogtown 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 Dogtown 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 313.731 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.364 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.309 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 Dogtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogtown.



 
 
 

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