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Long Island, Alaska

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Long Island to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,760 miles [4,441.8 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 6,399 miles [10,298.2 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 7,139 miles [11,489.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Long Island ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Long Island.

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Long Island. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States and Canada - with 10 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alaska

Communities located beyond Alaska

Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Long Island, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,609 miles [4,198.8 km] to the East Southeast


Phillips County

Our profile page for Long Island, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the East Southeast


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Long Island, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,816 miles [4,531.9 km] to the East

Hancock County

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

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Suffolk County

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

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Long Island   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,106 miles [4,998.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Long Island, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,757 miles [4,437 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Long Island   [Map]
Distance: About 3,082 miles [4,960 km] to the East Northeast

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Sullivan County

Our profile page for Long Island, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,655 miles [4,272.8 km] to the East

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Long Island, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,764 miles [4,448.2 km] to the East

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Long Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.9169, Longitude: -132.6792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Island 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 Long Island 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 349.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 352.83 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 334.287 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 Long Island, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Long Island.


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