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Communities Also Named Dowling ...

We found six communities that share the name Dowling.

Within Alberta, the name Dowling is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these six communities, one is located in Canada and the other five communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Ouachita 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 Dowling [Ouachita County].
    • Michigan
      • Barry County
      • This Dowling is located in Barry County and lies 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Dowling.
    • Ohio
      • Wood County
      • This Dowling is located in Wood County and lies 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Dowling.
    • Ontario
      • This Dowling lies 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km]<2> to the east.
    • South Dakota
      • Haakon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Dowling [Haakon County].
    • Texas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Dowling is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Dowling.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dowling ...

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.

  • Byemoor
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byemoor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byemoor
  • Fleet
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleet
  • Hartshorn
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartshorn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartshorn
  • Heart Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Leo
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Leo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
  • Richdale
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richdale
  • Rose Lynn
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Lynn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Lynn

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Dowling and extending to:

  • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Dowling to Edmonton, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,327 miles [10,182.3 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 7,094 miles [11,416.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 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 Dowling 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dowling) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dowling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7786, Longitude: -111.9894    
<3>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 Dowling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<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 Dowling 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 332.588 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.205 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.474 degrees.


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