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Caro, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Caro to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 43 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,271 miles [5,264.2 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 5,594 miles [9,002.7 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 6,298 miles [10,135.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,827 miles [7,768.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Caro ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Caro.

While the name Caro is unique within Alaska, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Limestone County

Our profile page for Caro, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,250 miles [5,230.4 km] to the East Southeast


Tuscola County

Our profile page for Caro, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,829 miles [4,552.8 km] to the East

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Anderson County

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


Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Caro, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,244 miles [5,220.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.1675, Longitude: -148.0197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caro 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 Caro 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 2.801 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 7.302 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.641 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 Caro.


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