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

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How Far From New Hamilton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as New Hamilton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from New Hamilton to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 59 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,778 miles [6,080.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 148 days and walking would take 215 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,817 miles [9,361.6 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,474 miles [10,418.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named New Hamilton ...

While the name New Hamilton is unique within Alaska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Monroe County

Our profile page for New Hamilton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,721 miles [5,988.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from New Hamilton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Hamilton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hamilton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.7311, Longitude: -163.9258     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Hamilton 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 New Hamilton 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 16.286 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 22.072 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 357.215 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Hamilton.



 
 
 

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