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Dogwood, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Dogwood to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dogwood ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Dogwood.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Dogwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 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

DeKalb County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Dogwood, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the West

Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North

Graves County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Sharkey County

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

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Northwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Dogwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Dogwood, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Tyler County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Dogwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dogwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7715, Longitude: -87.1947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogwood 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 Dogwood 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 313.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.819 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.185 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogwood.



 
 
 

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