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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 855 miles [1,376 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Galena 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 3,535 miles [5,689 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 5,731 miles [9,223.2 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 6,412 miles [10,319.1 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,042 miles [8,114.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Galena ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Galena.

While the name Galena is unique within Alaska, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Galena, Cochise County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,035 miles [4,884.4 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Galena, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,307 miles [5,322.1 km] to the East

British Columbia

Our profile page for Galena   [Map]
Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the East Southeast

Colorado

Custer County

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

Fremont County

Our profile page for Galena, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,748 miles [4,422.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Galena, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,160 miles [3,476.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Galena, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,942 miles [4,734.7 km] to the East

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Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Galena, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,307 miles [5,322.1 km] to the East

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Galena, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,125 miles [5,029.2 km] to the East

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Maryland

Kent County

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Distance: About 3,543 miles [5,701.9 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Galena, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,417 miles [5,499.1 km] to the East

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Missouri

Stone County

Our profile page for Galena, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,175 miles [5,109.7 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Galena, 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

Lander County

Our profile page for Galena, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,288 miles [3,682.2 km] to the East Southeast

Lincoln County

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

Washoe County

Our profile page for Galena, Washoe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the East Southeast

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

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

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New York

Chenango County

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Distance: About 3,364 miles [5,413.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Delaware County

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Distance: About 3,289 miles [5,293.1 km] to the East

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Oregon

Grant County

Our profile page for Galena, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,999 miles [3,217.1 km] to the East Southeast

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Galena, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,447 miles [3,938.1 km] to the East

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Texas

Smith County

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

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Virginia

Augusta County

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

Wythe County

Our profile page for Galena, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,541 miles [5,698.7 km] to the East

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Galena, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7453, Longitude: -156.8733     [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 Galena 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 10.35 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 15.535 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 351.713 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 Galena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Galena.



 
 
 

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