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Welcome to Dorchester ...

Dorchester is located in Allamakee County<1>.

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

Dorchester is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Dorchester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Dorchester: (563)

The ZIP code for Dorchester: 52140<4>

Communities Also Named Dorchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Dorchester - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina (2), Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dorchester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dorchester.

  • Decorah [Winneshiek County]
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    • Decorah [Winneshiek County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Dorchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decorah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decorah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decorah<6>
  • Waukon [Allamakee County]
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    • Waukon [Allamakee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Dorchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,600 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukon<6>
  • Caledonia [Houston County]
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    • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Dorchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<6>
  • Spring Grove [Houston County]
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    • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Dorchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lansing [Allamakee County]
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      • Lansing [Allamakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
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      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard
    • Genoa [Vernon County]
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      • Genoa [Vernon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Mabel [Fillmore County]
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      • Mabel [Fillmore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabel<6>
    • Wheatland [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
    • Brownsville [Houston County]
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      • Brownsville [Houston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dorchester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dorchester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dorchester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dorchester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorchester. See our Newspapers Page for Dorchester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dorchester ...

Looking for more information about Dorchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dorchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dorchester.

Adding Dorchester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dorchester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dorchester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dorchester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dorchester on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Allamakee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Allamakee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Dorchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dorchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dorchester) 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 Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4697, Longitude: -91.5110       In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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