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Gleason, Alaska

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Gleason once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Gleason to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 542 miles [872.3 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Gleason to Juneau, with an average speed<3>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 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,341 miles [5,376.8 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,040 miles [9,720.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,271 miles [8,482.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<7>

Communities Also Named Gleason ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Gleason.

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

Communities Outside of Alaska

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Faulkner County

Our profile page for Gleason, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,026 miles [4,869.9 km] to the East


Marquette County

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


Lewis and Clark County

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


Tioga County

Our profile page for Gleason, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,198 miles [5,146.7 km] to the East

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Weakley County

Our profile page for Gleason, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,096 miles [4,982.5 km] to the East

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Caledonia County

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

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Mineral County

Our profile page for Gleason, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,243 miles [5,219.1 km] to the East

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Gleason, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,588 miles [4,165 km] to the East

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Laramie County

Our profile page for Gleason, Laramie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,295 miles [3,693.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gleason, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Gleason. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gleason) 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 Gleason. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gleason

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<3>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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<4>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 Gleason to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 3.795 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.497 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.068 degrees.

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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 Gleason.


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