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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Eagle River 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,346 miles [5,384.9 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 5,994 miles [9,646.4 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 6,691 miles [10,768.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eagle River ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Eagle River.

While the name Eagle River is unique within Alaska, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Michigan

Keweenaw County

Our profile page for Eagle River, Keweenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,532 miles [4,074.9 km] to the East

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 3,172 miles [5,104.8 km] to the Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Eagle River   [Map]
Distance: About 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km] to the East

Wisconsin

Vilas County

Our profile page for Eagle River, Vilas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,574 miles [4,142.5 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Eagle River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eagle River) 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 Eagle River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eagle River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.3216, Longitude: -149.5600     [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 Eagle River 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 4.082 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.797 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.283 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eagle River.



 
 
 

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