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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Petersville 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,375 miles [5,431.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 192 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,910 miles [9,511.2 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 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,160 miles [8,304.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Petersville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Petersville.

While the name Petersville is unique within Alaska, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Petersville, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,264 miles [5,252.9 km] to the East

Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Petersville, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,801 miles [4,507.8 km] to the East

Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Petersville, Bartholomew County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,077 miles [4,952 km] to the East

Iowa

Clinton County

Our profile page for Petersville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,777 miles [4,469.1 km] to the East

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Kentucky

Lewis County

Our profile page for Petersville, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,195 miles [5,141.9 km] to the East

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Petersville, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,331 miles [5,360.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Benzie County

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

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Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Petersville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,956 miles [4,757.2 km] to the East

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New Brunswick

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

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Petersville, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,440 miles [5,536.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Petersville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,174 miles [5,108.1 km] to the East

Northampton County

Our profile page for Petersville, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,321 miles [5,344.6 km] to the East

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Texas

DeWitt County

Our profile page for Petersville, DeWitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,291 miles [5,296.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Waupaca County

Our profile page for Petersville, Waupaca County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,682 miles [4,316.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4966, Longitude: -150.7681     [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 Petersville 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 5.116 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.903 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 347.132 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 Petersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Petersville.



 
 
 

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