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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cordova to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 25 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,225 miles [5,190.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 126 days and walking would take 184 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,053 miles [9,741.4 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 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cordova ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Cordova.

While the name Cordova is unique within Alaska, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Walker County

Our profile page for Cordova, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,163 miles [5,090.4 km] to the East

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Cordova, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Cordova, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,269 miles [5,260.9 km] to the East

Colquitt County

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

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Illinois

Rock Island County

Our profile page for Cordova, Rock Island County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,627 miles [4,227.7 km] to the East

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Iowa

Marion County

Our profile page for Cordova, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,547 miles [4,099 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Grant County

Our profile page for Cordova, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,990 miles [4,811.9 km] to the East

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Cordova   [Map]
Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the East

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Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Cordova, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,261 miles [5,248.1 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Le Sueur County

Our profile page for Cordova, Le Sueur County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,378 miles [3,827 km] to the East

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Cordova, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Seward County

Our profile page for Cordova, Seward County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,442 miles [3,930 km] to the East Southeast

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New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Cordova, Rio Arriba County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,430 miles [3,910.7 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Cordova, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,959 miles [4,762 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Cordova, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,347 miles [5,386.5 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Cordova, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Cordova, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,998 miles [4,824.8 km] to the East

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Virginia

Culpeper County

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

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Cordova, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,155 miles [5,077.5 km] to the East

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The official website for Cordova: www.cordovachamber.com/

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 beginning in Cordova. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cordova) 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 Cordova. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cordova

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cordova. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5447, Longitude: -145.7541     [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 Cordova 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 0.842 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 5.244 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 343.456 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 Cordova.



 
 
 

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