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Dothan, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Dothan 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 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dothan ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Dothan.

While the name Dothan is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Dothan, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Dillon County

Our profile page for Dothan, Dillon County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Northeast

Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Dothan, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the West

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Dothan, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Dothan, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Dothan: www.dothan.org/

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 Dothan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dothan) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dothan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2327, Longitude: -85.4061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dothan 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 Dothan 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 312.702 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.845 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.235 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dothan.



 
 
 

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