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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 556 miles [894.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Indian 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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,348 miles [5,388.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,017 miles [9,683.4 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 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Indian ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Indian.

While the name Indian is unique within Alaska, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Indian, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,196 miles [5,143.5 km] to the East

Idaho

Bonneville County

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

Maine

Washington County

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

Ontario

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

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Virginia

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Indian, Buchanan County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,274 miles [5,269 km] to the East

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Indian, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,289 miles [5,293.1 km] to the East

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Washington

King County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.9910, Longitude: -149.5140     [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 Indian 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 4.041 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.76 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.268 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 Indian, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Indian.



 
 
 

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