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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Douglas to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Douglas to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Douglas to Guntersville, 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 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,500 miles [10,460.7 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Douglas ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Douglas.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Douglas. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 49 communities in the United States and Canada - with 46 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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 IndianaMissouriOhioWashington
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Alaska

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 2,747 miles [4,420.9 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Douglas, Cochise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the West

Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Douglas, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

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

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Colorado

Douglas County

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

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Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Douglas, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Douglas, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North

Knox County

Our profile page for Douglas, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Douglas, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Douglas, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

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Kentucky

Casey County

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

Christian County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Douglas, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Douglas, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,280 miles [2,060 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Caroline County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Douglas, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Douglas, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North

Manistee County

Our profile page for Douglas, Manistee County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Douglas, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Gentry County

Our profile page for Douglas, Gentry County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northwest

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Douglas, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Douglas, Glacier County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Otoe County

Our profile page for Douglas, Otoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Douglas County

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

White Pine County

Our profile page for Douglas, White Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Guadalupe County

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

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New York

Essex County

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

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

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North Dakota

Ward County

Our profile page for Douglas, Ward County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Putnam County

Our profile page for Douglas, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Douglas, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Garfield County

Our profile page for Douglas, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the West Northwest

Oklahoma County

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

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Douglas, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Morrow County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Douglas, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Douglas, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Douglas, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Douglas, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the West

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Virginia

Lee County

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

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Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Douglas, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Douglas, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the Northeast

Tucker County

Our profile page for Douglas, Tucker County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Douglas, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Douglas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Douglas) 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 Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Douglas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1712, Longitude: -86.3212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Douglas 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 Douglas 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 313.424 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.086 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.96 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 Douglas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Douglas.



 
 
 

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