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Dunbar, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dunbar to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 130 miles [209.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,704 miles [10,789 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 7,410 miles [11,925.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dunbar ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Dunbar.

While the name Dunbar is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

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

Illinois

Stephenson County

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

Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Itasca County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Itasca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Lowndes County

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

Washington County

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

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Nebraska

Otoe County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Otoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Love County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Love County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West Northwest

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Dunbar   [Map]
Distance: About 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the East Northeast

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North

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Texas

Rains County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Wise County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marinette County

Our profile page for Dunbar, Marinette County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the North

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Dunbar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dunbar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunbar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6782, Longitude: -88.3461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunbar 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 Dunbar 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 314.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.948 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.269 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 Dunbar.



 
 
 

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