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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Paradise 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 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 36 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,666 miles [5,899.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 209 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,869 miles [9,445.2 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,213 miles [8,389.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Paradise ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Paradise.

While the name Paradise is unique within Alaska, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Paradise, Cochise County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,051 miles [4,910.1 km] to the East Southeast

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Paradise, Drew County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 3,504 miles [5,639.1 km] to the East

Franklin County

Our profile page for Paradise, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,319 miles [5,341.4 km] to the East

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Paradise, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,226 miles [3,582.4 km] to the East Southeast

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Paradise, Stanislaus County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Stanislaus County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Paradise, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,028 miles [6,482.4 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Paradise, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,125 miles [6,638.5 km] to the East

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Georgia

Barrow County

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

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Idaho

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

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Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Paradise, Coles County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,280 miles [5,278.6 km] to the East

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Indiana

Warrick County

Our profile page for Paradise, Warrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km] to the East

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Iowa

Jackson County

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

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Kansas

Russell County

Our profile page for Paradise, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Paradise, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,445 miles [5,544.2 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Paradise, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,609 miles [5,808.1 km] to the East

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Paradise, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,655 miles [5,882.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Paradise, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,997 miles [4,823.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Paradise, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,085 miles [4,964.8 km] to the East

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Montana

Sanders County

Our profile page for Paradise, Sanders County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km] to the East

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Paradise, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,629 miles [4,231 km] to the East Southeast

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Paradise, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,669 miles [5,904.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Paradise, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,593 miles [5,782.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Paradise   [Map]
Distance: About 3,856 miles [6,205.6 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Paradise   [Map]
Distance: About 3,680 miles [5,922.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Paradise, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,436 miles [5,529.7 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Paradise, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,409 miles [5,486.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Payne County

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

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Paradise, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Paradise, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,631 miles [5,843.5 km] to the East Northeast

Monroe County

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

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Paradise, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,592 miles [5,780.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Wise County

Our profile page for Paradise, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,338 miles [5,372 km] to the East

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Paradise, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Paradise, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the East Southeast

Spokane County

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

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West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Paradise, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,535 miles [5,689 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Paradise, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,558 miles [4,116.7 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 from Paradise. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paradise) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paradise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4156, Longitude: -160.0492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paradise 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 Paradise 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 13.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 18.515 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 354.243 degrees.

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<7>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 Paradise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Paradise.



 
 
 

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