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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lakes 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 3,335 miles [5,367.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,975 miles [9,615.8 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 6,673 miles [10,739.2 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 Lakes ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Lakes.

While the name Lakes is unique within Alaska, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Lakes, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,549 miles [4,102.2 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Lakes, 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 .

Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Lakes, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,640 miles [5,858 km] to the East

Kentucky

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lakes, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,186 miles [5,127.4 km] to the East

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Lakes, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,318 miles [5,339.8 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Murray County

Our profile page for Lakes, Murray County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,445 miles [3,934.8 km] to the East

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Nevada

Clark County

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

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Lakes, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,484 miles [5,607 km] to the East

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Virginia

Bedford County

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

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Lakes, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 3,482 miles [5,603.7 km] to the East

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Lakes, 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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Footnotes ...

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

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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 Lakes 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 3.866 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.554 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.072 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lakes.



 
 
 

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