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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Crystal Falls 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 24 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 3,224 miles [5,188.5 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 6,057 miles [9,747.8 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 6,764 miles [10,885.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crystal Falls ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Crystal Falls.

While the name Crystal Falls is unique within Alaska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Crystal Falls, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km] to the Southeast

Michigan

Iron County

Our profile page for Crystal Falls, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,471 miles [3,976.7 km] to the East

Ontario

Our profile page for Crystal Falls   [Map]
Distance: About 2,739 miles [4,408 km] to the East

Quebec

Our profile page for Crystal Falls   [Map]
Distance: About 2,935 miles [4,723.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Crystal Falls, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,246 miles [5,223.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Stephens County

Our profile page for Crystal Falls, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,825 miles [4,546.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crystal Falls. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.4858, Longitude: -145.7292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crystal Falls 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 Crystal Falls 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 0.821 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 5.221 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 343.441 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crystal Falls.



 
 
 

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