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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Flat 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 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,602 miles [5,796.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 141 days and walking would take 205 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,880 miles [9,462.9 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 6,555 miles [10,549.2 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Flat ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Flat.

While the name Flat is unique within Alaska, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Arkansas

Logan County

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

Newton County

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

Colorado

Grand County

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

Kentucky

Wolfe County

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

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Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Flat, Phelps County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,196 miles [5,143.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Pike County

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

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Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Flat, Coryell County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,383 miles [5,444.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4535, Longitude: -158.0091     [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 Flat 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 11.271 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 16.629 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 352.677 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flat.



 
 
 

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