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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Dora to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Dora to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dora to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dora ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Dora.

While the name Dora is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Dora, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Dora, Fannin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Douglas County

Our profile page for Dora, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Wabash County

Our profile page for Dora, Wabash County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wabash County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Dora, Labette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Labette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Dora, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Dora, Otter Tail County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Otter Tail County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Ozark County

Our profile page for Dora, Ozark County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Dora, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Dora, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Dora, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Dora, Greene County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Dora, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Loudon County

Our profile page for Dora, Loudon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Loudon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Nolan County

Our profile page for Dora, Nolan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nolan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Dora, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Dora ...

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.

Barney   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Dora   [Map]
Bryan   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dovertown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Flat Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Flat Top   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hull   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Littleton   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Littleton Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Media   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Petes Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Star   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Reeds Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Robbins Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ruby (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Snowtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Dora. 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.

Mary Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>
 
Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora
 
Frances Westerman Bergen
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter
 
William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Dora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Dora. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dora) 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 Dora. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dora. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7286, Longitude: -87.0903     [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 Dora 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 313.863 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.532 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.368 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 Dora, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Dora 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 county. 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.

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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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