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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Haines 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,870 miles [4,618.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 113 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 6,121 miles [9,850.8 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 6,852 miles [11,027.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Haines ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Haines.

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


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California

Ventura County

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Distance: About 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Lowndes County

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

Illinois

Tazewell County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tazewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Michigan

Tuscola County

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

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Ohio

Montgomery County

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This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Oregon

Baker County

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Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

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

Lehigh County

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Distance: About 2,834 miles [4,560.9 km] to the East

Wayne County

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

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The official website for Haines: www.haines.ak.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Haines. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Haines

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.2373, Longitude: -135.4470     [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 Haines 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 352.087 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 355.542 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 335.881 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 Haines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Haines.



 
 
 

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