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Bluff, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Bluff to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,252 miles [5,233.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 127 days and walking would take 185 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,764 miles [9,276.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,469 miles [10,410.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,984 miles [8,021 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bluff ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Bluff.

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Bluff. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alaska

Communities located beyond Alaska

Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Fayette County

Our profile page for Bluff, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,231 miles [5,199.8 km] to the East Southeast


Chatham County

Our profile page for Bluff, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,536 miles [5,690.6 km] to the East


Caldwell County

Our profile page for Bluff, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,027 miles [4,871.5 km] to the East


Tippah County

Our profile page for Bluff, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,153 miles [5,074.3 km] to the East Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Bluff   [Map]
Distance: About 3,198 miles [5,146.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Bluff, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,259 miles [5,244.9 km] to the East

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Coshocton County

Our profile page for Bluff, Coshocton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,019 miles [4,858.6 km] to the East

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Choctaw County

Our profile page for Bluff, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,002 miles [4,831.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Bluff, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,103 miles [4,993.8 km] to the East

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Fayette County

Our profile page for Bluff, Fayette County
This community is historic.
Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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San Juan County

Our profile page for Bluff, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,432 miles [3,913.9 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Summers County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7150, Longitude: -147.1758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluff 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 Bluff 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 2.063 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 6.53 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.21 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 Bluff, 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 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 Bluff.


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