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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 606 miles [975.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Curry 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 3,350 miles [5,391.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,904 miles [9,501.6 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 6,601 miles [10,623.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Curry ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Curry.

While the name Curry is unique within Alaska, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Curry, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,461 miles [5,569.9 km] to the East

Talladega County

Our profile page for Curry, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,372 miles [5,426.7 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for Curry, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,307 miles [5,322.1 km] to the East

Idaho

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Curry, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Mercer County

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

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Curry, Winn Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,264 miles [5,252.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

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

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Minnesota

Washington County

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

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Montana

Dawson County

Our profile page for Curry, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,037 miles [3,278.2 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Curry, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Curry, Quay County
This community is historic.
Although located in Quay County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Curry, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,263 miles [5,251.3 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Curry, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,177 miles [5,112.9 km] to the East

Blair County

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

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Curry, Davidson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,200 miles [5,149.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Stephens County

Our profile page for Curry, Stephens County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stephens County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Washington

Franklin County

Our profile page for Curry, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Putnam County

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

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Wisconsin

Ashland County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Curry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.6147, Longitude: -150.0119     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Curry 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 Curry 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 4.473 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.197 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.547 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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<8>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 Curry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Curry.



 
 
 

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