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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies just to the North Northwest (NNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,830 miles [4,554.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Douglas to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 161 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 111 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,181 miles [9,947.4 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 6,915 miles [11,128.6 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Douglas ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Douglas.

While the name Douglas is unique within Alaska, we know of another 50 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Douglas, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,754 miles [4,432.1 km] to the East Southeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Douglas, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,747 miles [4,420.9 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Douglas, Cochise County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,195 miles [3,532.5 km] to the Southeast

Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Douglas, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,575 miles [4,144.1 km] to the East Southeast

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California

Los Angeles County

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

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Colorado

Douglas County

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

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Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Douglas, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,015 miles [4,852.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Douglas, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the East

Knox County

Our profile page for Douglas, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,265 miles [3,645.2 km] to the East Southeast

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Douglas, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,390 miles [3,846.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Douglas, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,483 miles [3,996 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

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Kentucky

Casey County

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

Christian County

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

Pike County

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

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Louisiana

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Douglas, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,624 miles [4,222.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the East

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Maryland

Caroline County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Douglas, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,864 miles [4,609.2 km] to the East

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Douglas, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,311 miles [3,719.2 km] to the East

Manistee County

Our profile page for Douglas, Manistee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,230 miles [3,588.8 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Douglas, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,012 miles [3,238 km] to the East

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Missouri

Gentry County

Our profile page for Douglas, Gentry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the East Southeast

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Douglas, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,523 miles [4,060.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Douglas, Glacier County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Otoe County

Our profile page for Douglas, Otoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Nevada

Douglas County

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

White Pine County

Our profile page for Douglas, White Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 2,855 miles [4,594.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Guadalupe County

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

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New York

Essex County

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

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

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North Dakota

Ward County

Our profile page for Douglas, Ward County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Ohio

Putnam County

Our profile page for Douglas, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,464 miles [3,965.4 km] to the East

Wayne County

Our profile page for Douglas, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,553 miles [4,108.7 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Garfield County

Our profile page for Douglas, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,247 miles [3,616.2 km] to the East Southeast

Oklahoma County

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

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Douglas, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,310 miles [3,717.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Douglas
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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Oregon

Morrow County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Douglas   [Map]
Distance: About 2,974 miles [4,786.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Douglas, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,915 miles [4,691.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Douglas, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,688 miles [4,325.9 km] to the East Southeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Douglas, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,636 miles [4,242.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Douglas, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,554 miles [4,110.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Lee County

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

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Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Douglas, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Douglas, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,696 miles [4,338.8 km] to the East

Tucker County

Our profile page for Douglas, Tucker County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,728 miles [4,390.3 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Douglas, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,642 miles [2,642.5 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 that begins in Douglas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Douglas) 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 Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Douglas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.2781, Longitude: -134.3959     [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 Douglas 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 351.199 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 354.537 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 335.209 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 Douglas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Douglas.



 
 
 

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