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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Dwight to Chatom, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 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 7,430 miles [11,957.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,308 miles [8,542.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dwight ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Dwight.

While the name Dwight is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Cleveland County

Our profile page for Dwight, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northwest


Washington County

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


Teton County

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


Livingston County

Our profile page for Dwight, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the North

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Morris County

Our profile page for Dwight, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northwest

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Hampshire County

Our profile page for Dwight, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the Northeast

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Charlevoix County

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

Huron County

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

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Butler County

Our profile page for Dwight, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Richland County

Our profile page for Dwight, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the North Northwest

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Dwight, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Dwight   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Buchanan County

Our profile page for Dwight, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Dwight, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Dwight ...

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.

Deer Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Dwight   [Map]
Earlville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Point   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gulfcrest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Manns Ferry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Seaboard   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Stage Coach Woods   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Uniform   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Vinegar Bend   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [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 Dwight. 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.

Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at an age of 68.

Vinegar Bend [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Dwight

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dwight. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1518, Longitude: -88.2586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dwight 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 Dwight 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 314.364 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.76 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.329 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 Dwight, 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 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 Dwight 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:

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