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Dove, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Dove to ...

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dove to Livingston, 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 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East (E). 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 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,667 miles [10,729.5 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 7,376 miles [11,870.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dove ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Dove.

While the name Dove is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Dove, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the West Northwest


Linn County

Our profile page for Dove, Linn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Laclede County

Our profile page for Dove, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northwest


Pike County

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

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Marion County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Dove, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4915, Longitude: -88.3914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dove 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 Dove 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 314.561 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.171 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.138 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 Dove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Dove.


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