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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Gordon to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Gordon 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 3,110 miles [5,005.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 122 days and walking would take 177 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,421 miles [8,724.3 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 6,138 miles [9,878.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,609 miles [7,417.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gordon ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Gordon.

While the name Gordon is unique within Alaska, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Henry County

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

Houston County

Our profile page for Gordon, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,411 miles [5,489.5 km] to the East Southeast

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Gordon, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,400 miles [3,862.4 km] to the South Southeast

Colorado

Huerfano County

Our profile page for Gordon, Huerfano County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,581 miles [4,153.7 km] to the Southeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Gordon, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,683 miles [5,927.2 km] to the East Southeast

Walton County

Our profile page for Gordon, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,401 miles [5,473.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Gordon, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,340 miles [5,375.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Gordon, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,855 miles [4,594.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Butler County

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Distance: About 2,742 miles [4,412.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Gordon, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,088 miles [4,969.7 km] to the East Southeast

Muhlenberg County

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

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Louisiana

Beauregard Parish

Our profile page for Gordon, Beauregard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km] to the East Southeast

Claiborne Parish

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Distance: About 3,119 miles [5,019.5 km] to the East Southeast

Ouachita Parish

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

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Gordon, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,284 miles [5,285.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Gordon, Penobscot County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,914 miles [4,689.6 km] to the East

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Gordon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Marquette County

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Distance: About 2,406 miles [3,872.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

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

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Mississippi

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Gordon, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,233 miles [5,203 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Gordon, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the Southeast

Gallatin County

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

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Nebraska

Sheridan County

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Distance: About 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Gordon, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,870 miles [4,618.8 km] to the East Southeast

Morgan County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Gordon, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,012 miles [4,847.3 km] to the East

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Saskatchewan

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

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South Dakota

Jerauld County

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

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Gordon, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,109 miles [5,003.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Palo Pinto County

Our profile page for Gordon, Palo Pinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,039 miles [4,890.8 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Gordon, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,767 miles [2,843.7 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Gordon, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,056 miles [4,918.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Gordon, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,314 miles [3,724 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 starting from Gordon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gordon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 69.6800, Longitude: -141.2058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gordon 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 Gordon 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 356.913 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 0.961 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 338.935 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 Gordon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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