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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Dickson 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 Dickson to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Dickson to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,354 miles [10,225.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,121 miles [11,460.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dickson ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Dickson.

While the name Dickson is unique within Alberta, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Dickson, Colbert County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Colbert County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Dickson, Benton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Georgia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Dickson, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Rowan County

Our profile page for Dickson, Rowan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rowan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Dickson, Kent County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Mississippi

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Dickson, Yalobusha County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Yalobusha County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Dickson, Perry County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Perry County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Dickson, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the Southeast.

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Dickson, Spartanburg County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Spartanburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Dickson, Dickson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Dickson, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Dickson, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,797 miles [2,892 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dickson ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Condor   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest of Dickson   [Map]

Eagle Hill   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Half Moon Bay   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Markerville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Olds   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raven   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Springbrook   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Spruce View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Dickson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

George Trenholm Allen

Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at an age of 85. He was buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Red Deer [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Dickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<8>

Gary Ralph Buck

Musician. He was born on Thursday March 21, 1940 and died in Didsbury (Alberta) on Wednesday October 15, 2003 at an age of 63. He was buried at Didsbury Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Didsbury [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Dickson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Ralph Buck

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dickson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.0500, Longitude: -114.3167     [Map].

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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 Dickson 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 334.465 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.361 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.961 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Dickson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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