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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Loring to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,720 miles [4,377.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 107 days and walking would take 155 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,345 miles [10,211.3 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 7,086 miles [11,403.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Loring ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Loring.

While the name Loring is unique within Alaska, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Iowa

Polk County

Our profile page for Loring, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Loring, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the East Southeast

Shawnee County

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

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Loring, Wyandotte County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Loring, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

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

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Loring, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,536 miles [4,081.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Wright County

Our profile page for Loring, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,200 miles [3,540.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Loring, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Loring, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Loring   [Map]
Distance: About 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.6028, Longitude: -131.6371     [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 Loring 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 348.862 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 351.859 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 333.478 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 Loring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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