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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cantwell 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 34 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 3,310 miles [5,326.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 188 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,853 miles [9,419.5 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 6,553 miles [10,546 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cantwell ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Cantwell.

While the name Cantwell is unique within Alaska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Missouri

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Cantwell, Saint Francois County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,952 miles [4,750.8 km] to the East

West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Cantwell, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,170 miles [5,101.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cantwell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cantwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cantwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.3906, Longitude: -148.9019     [Map].

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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 Cantwell 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 3.531 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.151 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 345.644 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cantwell.



 
 
 

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