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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Oscarville to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 55 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 38 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,753 miles [6,039.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 147 days and walking would take 214 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,969 miles [9,606.2 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 6,629 miles [10,668.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Oscarville ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Forsyth County

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Distance: About 3,784 miles [6,089.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oscarville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.7228, Longitude: -161.7700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oscarville 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 Oscarville 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 14.424 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 20.153 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 355.595 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oscarville.



 
 
 

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