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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Colorado 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 3,328 miles [5,355.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 189 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,868 miles [9,443.6 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 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colorado ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Colorado.

While the name Colorado is unique within Alaska, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

California

Imperial County

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

Illinois

Pope County

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

Kansas

Lincoln County

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

Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

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

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Colorado, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,228 miles [5,195 km] to the East Southeast

Mitchell County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Colorado, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colorado. 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Colorado. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colorado) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colorado. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.1628, Longitude: -149.4358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colorado 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 Colorado 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 3.985 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.652 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.069 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 Colorado.



 
 
 

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