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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Dart 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 Dart to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dart to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dart ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Dart.

While the name Dart is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Dart, Adair County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest

Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Dart, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Dart. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9945, Longitude: -87.9236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dart have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Dart 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.448 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.383 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.442 degrees.

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<7>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 Dart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dart.