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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Black to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 62 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 43 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,829 miles [6,162.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 150 days and walking would take 218 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,830 miles [9,382.5 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Black ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Black.

While the name Black is unique within Alaska, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Black, Geneva County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,012 miles [6,456.7 km] to the East

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Black, Bulloch County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bulloch County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Idaho

Jerome County

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

Illinois

Edwards County

Our profile page for Black, Edwards County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,511 miles [5,650.4 km] to the East

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Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Black, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,474 miles [5,590.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Black, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,625 miles [5,833.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Garfield County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Black, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,682 miles [5,925.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Black, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,929 miles [6,323.1 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Jackson County

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

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Texas

Parmer County

Our profile page for Black, Parmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,261 miles [5,248.1 km] to the East

Titus County

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

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Black, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,780 miles [6,083.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.3361, Longitude: -165.3350     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black 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 Black 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 17.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 23.372 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 358.302 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Black.



 
 
 

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