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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Eureka to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,339 miles [5,373.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,727 miles [9,216.7 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 6,425 miles [10,340 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,976 miles [8,008.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Eureka.

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Eureka. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 67 communities in the United States and Canada - with 65 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alaska

Communities located beyond Alaska


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Eureka, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,318 miles [5,339.8 km] to the East

Talladega County

Our profile page for Eureka, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,389 miles [5,454.1 km] to the East

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Eureka, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,969 miles [3,168.8 km] to the Southeast

Sierra County

Our profile page for Eureka, Sierra County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the Southeast

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Colorado

San Juan County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,539 miles [4,086.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,833 miles [6,168.6 km] to the East

Marion County

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Distance: About 3,764 miles [6,057.6 km] to the East

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Georgia

Bulloch County

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Distance: About 3,580 miles [5,761.5 km] to the East

Dooly County

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

Hancock County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,507 miles [5,644 km] to the East

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Illinois

Woodford County

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Distance: About 2,879 miles [4,633.3 km] to the East

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Indiana

Clay County

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

Lawrence County

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Distance: About 3,064 miles [4,931 km] to the East

Spencer County

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Distance: About 3,103 miles [4,993.8 km] to the East

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Iowa

Adams County

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

Fremont County

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Distance: About 2,688 miles [4,325.9 km] to the East Southeast

Washington County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,780 miles [4,474 km] to the East

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Kansas

Brown County

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

Cowley County

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

Greenwood County

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Distance: About 2,848 miles [4,583.4 km] to the East Southeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Eureka, 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 .

Osage County

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

Saline County

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

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Kentucky

Lyon County

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

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

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Distance: About 3,273 miles [5,267.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Kennebec County

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

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Michigan

Clinton County

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Distance: About 2,881 miles [4,636.5 km] to the East

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

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Distance: About 2,517 miles [4,050.7 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Rankin County

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Distance: About 3,349 miles [5,389.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Boone County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,905 miles [4,675.1 km] to the East

Perry County

Our profile page for Eureka, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,043 miles [4,897.2 km] to the East

Putnam County

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

Saint Louis County

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Distance: About 2,968 miles [4,776.5 km] to the East

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

Lincoln County

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Distance: About 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Hayes County

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

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Nevada

Eureka County

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Distance: About 2,231 miles [3,590.4 km] to the Southeast

Lyon County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km] to the Southeast

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New York

Sullivan County

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

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North Carolina

Wayne County

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Distance: About 3,511 miles [5,650.4 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 3,362 miles [5,410.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nunavut

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Distance: About 1,535 miles [2,470.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Gallia County

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Distance: About 3,202 miles [5,153.1 km] to the East

Mahoning County

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Distance: About 3,117 miles [5,016.3 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

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

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Ontario

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Distance: About 2,726 miles [4,387.1 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 3,314 miles [5,333.4 km] to the East

Westmoreland County

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Distance: About 3,188 miles [5,130.6 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Aiken County

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Distance: About 3,508 miles [5,645.6 km] to the East

Chester County

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

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South Dakota

McPherson County

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Distance: About 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Bradley County

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Distance: About 3,325 miles [5,351.1 km] to the East

Hardin County

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

Johnson County

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Distance: About 3,339 miles [5,373.6 km] to the East

Roane County

Our profile page for Eureka, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,297 miles [5,306 km] to the East

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Texas

Franklin County

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Distance: About 3,143 miles [5,058.2 km] to the East Southeast

Harris County

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

Navarro County

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Distance: About 3,198 miles [5,146.7 km] to the East Southeast

Shackelford County

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Distance: About 3,087 miles [4,968 km] to the East Southeast

Stephens County

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Distance: About 3,087 miles [4,968 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Eureka, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,297 miles [3,696.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Charlotte County

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Distance: About 3,403 miles [5,476.6 km] to the East

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Washington

Walla Walla County

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Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the East Southeast

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Eureka, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Pleasants County

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Distance: About 3,188 miles [5,130.6 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Winnebago County

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Distance: About 2,705 miles [4,353.3 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 from Eureka. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eureka) 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 Eureka. 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 Eureka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.1794, Longitude: -150.2144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka 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 Eureka 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 4.666 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.354 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.523 degrees.

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<7>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 Eureka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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