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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Potter Hill 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 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,357 miles [5,402.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,010 miles [9,672.2 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 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Potter Hill ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Potter Hill.

While the name Potter Hill is unique within Alaska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Potter Hill, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,264 miles [5,252.9 km] to the East Northeast

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Potter Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,392 miles [5,458.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potter Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.0833, Longitude: -149.8167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Potter Hill 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 Potter Hill 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 4.299 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.041 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.492 degrees.

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