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Hollis, Alaska

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Hollis to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,758 miles [4,438.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 108 days and walking would take 157 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,356 miles [10,229 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 7,095 miles [11,418.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,395 miles [8,682.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hollis ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Hollis.

While the name Hollis is unique within Alaska, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Perry County

Our profile page for Hollis, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,344 miles [3,772.3 km] to the East Southeast


Kern County

Our profile page for Hollis, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the South Southeast


Brooks County

Our profile page for Hollis, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,902 miles [4,670.3 km] to the East Southeast


Peoria County

Our profile page for Hollis, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,188 miles [3,521.2 km] to the East

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Cloud County

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

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York County

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

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Calhoun County

Our profile page for Hollis, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,540 miles [4,087.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Oregon County

Our profile page for Hollis, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,316 miles [3,727.2 km] to the East Southeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hollis, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,794 miles [4,496.5 km] to the East

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New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Hollis, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,801 miles [4,507.8 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Hollis, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,745 miles [4,417.6 km] to the East

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Gallia County

Our profile page for Hollis, Gallia County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,561 miles [4,121.5 km] to the East

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Harmon County

Our profile page for Hollis, Harmon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Madison County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Hollis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hollis) 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 Hollis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hollis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hollis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.5567, Longitude: -132.6364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hollis 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 Hollis 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 349.705 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 352.808 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 334.199 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 Hollis, 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 Hollis.


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