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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Folger 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 46 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 32 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,527 miles [5,676.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 138 days and walking would take 201 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,816 miles [9,359.9 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 6,497 miles [10,455.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Folger ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Folger.

While the name Folger is unique within Alaska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Folger, Lorain County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,230 miles [5,198.2 km] to the East

Ontario

Our profile page for Folger   [Map]
Distance: About 3,191 miles [5,135.4 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Folger, McMinn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,492 miles [5,619.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folger. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.5617, Longitude: -156.0833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Folger 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 Folger 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 9.654 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 14.823 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 351.155 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 Folger, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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