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Dorothy, Alberta

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The location of Dorothy

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Dorothy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Dorothy to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Dorothy to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,364 miles [10,241.9 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 7,132 miles [11,477.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dorothy ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Dorothy.

While the name Dorothy is unique within Alberta, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Craighead County

Our profile page for Dorothy, Craighead County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the Southeast.


Red Lake County

Our profile page for Dorothy, Red Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the East Southeast.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Dorothy, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the East.


Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Dorothy, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Dorothy, Raleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dorothy ...

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.

Aerial   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest of Dorothy   [Map]

Chancellor   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Drumheller   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gem   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]

Rose Lynn   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Rosebud   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosedale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rosedale Station   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Standard   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the West   [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 Dorothy. 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.

Glen Gorbous

Major League Baseball. He was born in Drumheller (Alberta) on Tueday July 8, 1930 and died in Calgary (Alberta) on Tueday June 12, 1990 at an age of 59.

Drumheller [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Dorothy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Gorbous<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dorothy) 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 Dorothy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dorothy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorothy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2809, Longitude: -112.3211     [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 Dorothy 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 332.847 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.456 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.776 degrees.

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<7>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:

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