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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Diamond to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Diamond to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Diamond once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Diamond to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Diamond to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 38 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 26 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,367 miles [5,418.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 192 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,814 miles [9,356.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Diamond ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Diamond.

While the name Diamond is unique within Alaska, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Diamond, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,349 miles [5,389.7 km] to the East

Arkansas

Van Buren County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Diamond
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the .

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Diamond, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km] to the Southeast

El Dorado County

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

Orange County

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

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Florida

Polk County

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

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Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Diamond, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,391 miles [5,457.3 km] to the East

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Idaho

Washington County

Our profile page for Diamond, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Grundy County

Our profile page for Diamond, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,892 miles [4,654.2 km] to the East

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Indiana

Monroe County

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

Parke County

Our profile page for Diamond, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,019 miles [4,858.6 km] to the East

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Diamond, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,779 miles [4,472.4 km] to the East

Cherokee County

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

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Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Diamond, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,126 miles [5,030.8 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Diamond, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,530 miles [5,681 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Warren County

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

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Diamond, Jasper County
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Newton County

Our profile page for Diamond, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,954 miles [4,754 km] to the East Southeast

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Nevada

Eureka County

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

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New York

Jefferson County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Diamond   [Map]
Distance: About 3,399 miles [5,470.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Diamond, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,122 miles [5,024.4 km] to the East

Stark County

Our profile page for Diamond, Stark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,124 miles [5,027.6 km] to the East

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Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Diamond, Harney County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km] to the Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Diamond, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,173 miles [5,106.4 km] to the East

Venango County

Our profile page for Diamond, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,131 miles [5,038.9 km] to the East

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Quebec

Our profile page for Diamond   [Map]
Distance: About 3,103 miles [4,993.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Roberts County

Our profile page for Diamond, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,392 miles [3,849.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Campbell County

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

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Diamond, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Buchanan County

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

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Diamond, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Diamond, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,271 miles [5,264.2 km] to the East

Logan County

Our profile page for Diamond, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,276 miles [5,272.2 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

Platte County

Our profile page for Diamond, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,371 miles [3,815.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Diamond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Diamond. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Diamond) 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 Diamond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Diamond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Diamond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.8867, Longitude: -150.9031     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Diamond have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Diamond to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 5.242 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 10.008 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 347.147 degrees.

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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 Diamond.



 
 
 

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