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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Goddard to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,864 miles [4,609.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 163 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 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 7,018 miles [11,294.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,359 miles [8,624.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Goddard ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Goddard.

While the name Goddard is unique within Alaska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Alabama

Marion County

Our profile page for Goddard, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,702 miles [4,348.4 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Goddard, Yavapai County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Goddard, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Goddard, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Goddard, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,642 miles [4,251.9 km] to the East

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Goddard, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,866 miles [4,612.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goddard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8353, Longitude: -135.3728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goddard 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 Goddard 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 352.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 355.437 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 336.061 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 Goddard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goddard.



 
 
 

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