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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Palmer to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 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 5,976 miles [9,617.4 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 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palmer ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Palmer.

While the name Palmer is unique within Alaska, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Jefferson County

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

Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Palmer, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,111 miles [5,006.7 km] to the East

British Columbia

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km] to the East Southeast

California

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Palmer, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,235 miles [3,596.9 km] to the Southeast

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Florida

Alachua County

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

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Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Palmer, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,893 miles [4,655.8 km] to the East

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Palmer, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,860 miles [4,602.7 km] to the East

Saint Joseph County

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

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Iowa

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Palmer, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,553 miles [4,108.7 km] to the East

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Kansas

Ellis County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Palmer, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,632 miles [4,235.8 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Palmer, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,159 miles [5,083.9 km] to the East

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Palmer, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,280 miles [5,278.6 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Palmer, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,304 miles [5,317.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

Marquette County

Our profile page for Palmer, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,587 miles [4,163.4 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Waseca County

Our profile page for Palmer, Waseca County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,508 miles [4,036.2 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Forrest County

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

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Palmer, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,930 miles [4,715.4 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Palmer, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,509 miles [4,037.8 km] to the East

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,198 miles [5,146.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 2,998 miles [4,824.8 km] to the East

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Palmer, Multnomah County
This community is historic.
Although located in Multnomah County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Palmer, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,064 miles [4,931 km] to the East

Fayette County

Our profile page for Palmer, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,180 miles [5,117.7 km] to the East

Warren County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Deuel County

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

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Palmer, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,246 miles [5,223.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Palmer, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,401 miles [5,473.4 km] to the East Southeast

Ellis County

Our profile page for Palmer, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,055 miles [4,916.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Palmer, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,422 miles [5,507.2 km] to the East

Salem City

Our profile page for Palmer, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km] to the East

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Palmer, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Palmer, Braxton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,226 miles [5,191.7 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,507 miles [4,034.6 km] to the East

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The official website for Palmer: www.palmerchamber.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6018, Longitude: -149.1218     [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 Palmer 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 3.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.382 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 345.933 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 Palmer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Palmer.



 
 
 

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