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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Homer to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,430 miles [5,520 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 134 days and walking would take 195 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,104 miles [9,823.4 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 6,794 miles [10,933.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,358 miles [8,622.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Homer ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Homer.

While the name Homer is unique within Alaska, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Homer, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,372 miles [5,426.7 km] to the East

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Homer, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,364 miles [3,804.5 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Banks County

Our profile page for Homer, Banks County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,452 miles [5,555.5 km] to the East

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Homer, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,993 miles [4,816.8 km] to the East

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Homer, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,099 miles [4,987.4 km] to the East

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Iowa

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Homer, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,665 miles [4,288.9 km] to the East

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Kansas

Russell County

Our profile page for Homer, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,676 miles [4,306.6 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Homer, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,194 miles [5,140.2 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Homer, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,204 miles [5,156.3 km] to the East

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Homer, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,993 miles [4,816.8 km] to the East

Iron County

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

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Homer, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,665 miles [4,288.9 km] to the East

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Missouri

Atchison County

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

Stone County

Our profile page for Homer, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,989 miles [4,810.3 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Dakota County

Our profile page for Homer, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,578 miles [4,148.9 km] to the East

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Nevada

Lincoln County

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

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New York

Cortland County

Our profile page for Homer, Cortland County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,264 miles [5,252.9 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

Our profile page for Homer, Stutsman County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Licking County

Our profile page for Homer, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,170 miles [5,101.6 km] to the East

Medina County

Our profile page for Homer, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,143 miles [5,058.2 km] to the East

Union County

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

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Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Homer, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,972 miles [4,783 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Homer
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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Oregon

Grant County

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

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Tennessee

Madison County

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

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Homer, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,234 miles [5,204.6 km] to the East Southeast

Jasper County

Our profile page for Homer, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,266 miles [5,256.1 km] to the East

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Virginia

Russell County

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

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Homer, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,744 miles [4,416 km] to the East

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The official website for Homer: www.homeralaska.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6465, Longitude: -151.5371     [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 Homer 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 5.756 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 10.685 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 347.867 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 Homer, 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 Homer.



 
 
 

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