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Garner, Alaska

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

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How Far From Garner to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Garner to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Garner 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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,309 miles [5,325.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 188 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,823 miles [9,371.2 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 6,523 miles [10,497.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,057 miles [8,138.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Garner ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Garner.

While the name Garner is unique within Alaska, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Colbert County

Our profile page for Garner, Colbert County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,250 miles [5,230.4 km] to the East


White County

Our profile page for Garner, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,079 miles [4,955.2 km] to the East Southeast


Hancock County

Our profile page for Garner, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,570 miles [4,136 km] to the East


Boyd County

Our profile page for Garner, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,170 miles [5,101.6 km] to the East

Knott County

Our profile page for Garner, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,218 miles [5,178.9 km] to the East

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Yalobusha County

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

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Linn County

Our profile page for Garner, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,765 miles [4,449.8 km] to the East

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Wake County

Our profile page for Garner, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,445 miles [5,544.2 km] to the East

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Parker County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.8292, Longitude: -148.9733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garner 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 Garner 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 3.595 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.212 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 345.666 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 Garner, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Garner.


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