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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Port William 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 38 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 26 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,482 miles [5,603.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 136 days and walking would take 198 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,443 miles [8,759.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Port William ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Clinton County

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Distance: About 3,209 miles [5,164.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port William. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port William

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port William. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.4922, Longitude: -152.5828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port William 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 Port William 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 6.641 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 11.70 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 348.704 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Port William.



 
 
 

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