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Welcome to Dodsonville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Dodsonville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Dodsonville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dodsonville, please Contact Us.


Dodsonville would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The location of Dodsonville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Dodsonville is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Dodsonville was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Dodsonville (for example, toward Menlo (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Dodsonville would have been located in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Dodsonville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Scottsboro   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Dodsonville

Guntersville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dodsonville

Located in Marshall County

Rainsville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Dodsonville

Located in DeKalb County

New Hope   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Dodsonville

Located in Madison County

Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Dodsonville

Located in Madison County

Sylvania   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Dodsonville

Located in DeKalb County

Fyffe   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dodsonville

Located in DeKalb County

Powell   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Dodsonville

Located in DeKalb County

Hollywood   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Dodsonville

Grant   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dodsonville

Located in Marshall County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dodsonville.

Communities Also Named Dodsonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Dodsonville - they are located in Ohio and Texas.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dodsonville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dodsonville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dodsonville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dodsonville:

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The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dodsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dodsonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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- Dodsonville) 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 Dodsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dodsonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dodsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5793, Longitude: -86.1208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dodsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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