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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Broadmoor to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Broadmoor 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,272 miles [5,265.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,756 miles [9,263.4 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 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,983 miles [8,019.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Broadmoor ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Broadmoor.

While the name Broadmoor is unique within Alaska, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,376 miles [5,433.1 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,304 miles [5,317.3 km] to the East

British Columbia

Our profile page for Broadmoor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the Southeast

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,138 miles [3,440.8 km] to the Southeast

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Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,483 miles [3,996 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,422 miles [5,507.2 km] to the East

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Illinois

Marshall County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,774 miles [4,464.3 km] to the East

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,948 miles [4,744.3 km] to the East

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,365 miles [5,415.4 km] to the East Southeast

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Lafayette Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km] to the East Southeast

Orleans Parish

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

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,412 miles [5,491.1 km] to the East Southeast

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,424 miles [5,510.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,249 miles [5,228.8 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Chaves County

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,351 miles [5,392.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,066 miles [4,934.2 km] to the East

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Texas

Potter County

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

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 3,417 miles [5,499.1 km] to the East

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Broadmoor, Wood County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wood 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 beginning in Broadmoor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Broadmoor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broadmoor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8239, Longitude: -147.8758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broadmoor 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 Broadmoor 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 2.662 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 7.181 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.741 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 Broadmoor.



 
 
 

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