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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 709 miles [1,141 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Christian 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 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,196 miles [5,143.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 125 days and walking would take 182 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,583 miles [8,985 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 6,293 miles [10,127.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,793 miles [7,713.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Christian ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Christian.

While the name Christian is unique within Alaska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Texas

Palo Pinto County

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

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Christian, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,181 miles [5,119.3 km] to the East

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Christian, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,141 miles [5,054.9 km] to the East

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Christian. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Christian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.3600, Longitude: -145.1961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Christian 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 Christian 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 0.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 4.675 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 342.404 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 Christian.



 
 
 

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