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Welcome to Dorothy ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Dorothy, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1951.

Dorothy is 2,400 feet [732 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Dorothy is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Dorothy lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Dorothy: (403) & (587)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Dorothy: T0J<3>

Communities Also Named Dorothy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Dorothy - they are located in Arkansas, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dorothy.

Communities near Dorothy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dorothy.

  • Rosedale
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • East Coulee
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Finnegan
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finnegan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finnegan
  • Lawsonburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lawsonburg. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonburg
  • Rosedale Station
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale Station
  • Wayne
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
  • Aerial
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Aerial. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aerial
  • Drumheller
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Michichi
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michichi came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michichi
  • Gem
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dorothy ...

Looking for more information about Dorothy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dorothy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dorothy.

Adding Dorothy to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Dorothy was on a map titled Road Map for Montana & Southern Alberta (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dorothy.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorothy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Dorothy, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Dorothy). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Dorothy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we 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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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