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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Hughes 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 47 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 33 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,447 miles [5,547.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 135 days and walking would take 196 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,655 miles [9,100.8 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 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,941 miles [7,951.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Hughes ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Hughes.

While the name Hughes is unique within Alaska, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arkansas

Crittenden County

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

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Hughes, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,307 miles [5,322.1 km] to the East

California

Fresno County

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

Georgia

Murray County

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

Wilkinson County

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

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Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Hughes, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,092 miles [4,976.1 km] to the East

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Kansas

Thomas County

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

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Hughes, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,348 miles [5,388.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Nodaway County

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

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North Carolina

Avery County

Our profile page for Hughes, Avery County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,478 miles [5,597.3 km] to the East

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Hughes, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,212 miles [5,169.2 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Latimer County

Our profile page for Hughes, Latimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,182 miles [5,120.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Hughes   [Map]
Distance: About 3,061 miles [4,926.2 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Bamberg County

Our profile page for Hughes, Bamberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Hughes, Hamilton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,428 miles [5,516.8 km] to the East

Macon County

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

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Texas

Cass County

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

Galveston County

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

Irion County

Our profile page for Hughes, Irion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,250 miles [5,230.4 km] to the East Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Hughes, Newton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,475 miles [5,592.5 km] to the East Southeast

Tom Green County

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

Victoria County

Our profile page for Hughes, Victoria County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,508 miles [5,645.6 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Hughes, Harrison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Harrison 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Hughes. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hughes) 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 Hughes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hughes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hughes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.0465, Longitude: -154.2582     [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 Hughes 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 8.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 13.101 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 349.611 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 Hughes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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