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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Nolan to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 46 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 32 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,329 miles [5,357.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 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 5,569 miles [8,962.4 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 6,268 miles [10,087.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,822 miles [7,760.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nolan ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Nolan.

While the name Nolan is unique within Alaska, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Georgia

Morgan County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Morgan County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Nolan, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,785 miles [4,482 km] to the East Southeast

Michigan

Roscommon County

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

Nevada

Mineral County

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

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New Mexico

Mora County

Our profile page for Nolan, Mora County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,788 miles [4,486.9 km] to the East Southeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

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Distance: About 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Nolan County

Our profile page for Nolan, Nolan County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,138 miles [5,050.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Emery County

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

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West Virginia

Logan County

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

Mingo County

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Distance: About 3,259 miles [5,244.9 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nolan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.4767, Longitude: -150.2297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nolan 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 Nolan 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 4.706 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.356 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.349 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 Nolan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nolan.



 
 
 

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