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Dyke, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Dyke to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dyke ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Dyke.

While the name Dyke is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Archuleta County

Our profile page for Dyke, Archuleta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km] to the West Northwest


Gilmer County

Our profile page for Dyke, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast


Saint Clair County

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


Churchill County

Our profile page for Dyke, Churchill County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Churchill County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Elko County

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

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Dyke, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the West Northwest

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Allegany County

Our profile page for Dyke, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the North Northeast

Steuben County

Our profile page for Dyke, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Blaine County

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

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Greene County

Our profile page for Dyke, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dyke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8007, Longitude: -85.9722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dyke 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 Dyke 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 313.137 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.122 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 Dyke, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dyke.


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