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Communities Also Named Dickson ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Dickson.

Within Alberta, the name Dickson is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Colbert County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Dickson [Colbert County].
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Dickson [Benton County].
    • Georgia
      • Morgan County
      • This Dickson is located in Morgan County and lies 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Dickson.
    • Kentucky
      • Rowan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Dickson [Rowan County].
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Dickson [Kent County].
    • Mississippi
      • Yalobusha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Dickson [Yalobusha County].
    • Ohio
      • Perry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Dickson [Perry County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Carter County
      • This Dickson is located in Carter County and lies 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Dickson.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Dickson [Spartanburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • This Dickson is located in Dickson County and lies 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickson County community of Dickson.
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Dickson is located in Greenbrier County and lies 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Dickson.
      • Wayne County
      • This Dickson is located in Wayne County and lies 1,797 miles [2,892 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Dickson.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Condor
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Condor
    • Condor lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dickson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Condor
  • Eagle Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Hill
    • Eagle Hill lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Dickson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Hill
  • Half Moon Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Moon Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon Bay
    • Half Moon Bay lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Dickson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Moon Bay
  • Markerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markerville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markerville
    • Markerville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Dickson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Markerville<4>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Olds
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
      • Olds lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Dickson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olds<4>
    • Raven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven
      • Raven lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Dickson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven
    • Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Dickson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Spruce View

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.

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    • George Trenholm Allen     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Monday July 27, 1914 and died in Red Deer (Alberta) on Monday March 27, 2000 at the age of 85. He is buried at Alto Reste Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Red Deer is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Dickson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Trenholm Allen<5>
    • Oscar Ingolfur 'Ossie' Asmundson     (Professional hockey)
    • Gary Ralph Buck     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born on Thursday March 21, 1940 and died in Didsbury (Alberta) on Wednesday October 15, 2003 at the age of 63. He is buried at Didsbury Cemetery (Alberta).
      • Didsbury is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Dickson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Ralph Buck<5>

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 beginning in Dickson and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Dickson to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,354 miles [10,225.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,121 miles [11,460.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dickson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dickson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.465 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.361 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.961 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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