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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Craig to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,778 miles [4,470.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 109 days and walking would take 158 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,364 miles [10,241.9 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 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,408 miles [8,703.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Craig ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Craig.

While the name Craig is unique within Alaska, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Craig, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,650 miles [4,264.8 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Craig, Yavapai County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Craig, Butte County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the South Southeast

Modoc County

Our profile page for Craig, Modoc County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Modoc County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Colorado

Moffat County

Our profile page for Craig, Moffat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Monroe County

Our profile page for Craig, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,362 miles [5,410.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Gwinnett County

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

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Illinois

Perry County

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

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Craig, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,426 miles [3,904.3 km] to the East

Switzerland County

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

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Iowa

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Craig, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Craig, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the East Southeast

Osage County

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

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Michigan

Houghton County

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

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Mississippi

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Craig, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,556 miles [4,113.5 km] to the East Southeast

Yazoo County

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

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Missouri

Holt County

Our profile page for Craig, Holt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Craig, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Burt County

Our profile page for Craig, Burt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the East Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Craig   [Map]
Distance: About 2,788 miles [4,486.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Socorro County

Our profile page for Craig, Socorro County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the Southeast

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North Carolina

McDowell County

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

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Craig, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,550 miles [4,103.8 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

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

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Craig, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,271 miles [3,654.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Craig, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,709 miles [4,359.7 km] to the East

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Craig, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,441 miles [3,928.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Craig, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,771 miles [4,459.5 km] to the East

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The official website for Craig: www.craigak.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4768, Longitude: -133.1406     [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 Craig 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 350.13 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 353.286 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 334.569 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Craig, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Craig.



 
 
 

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