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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Crossing to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,336 miles [5,368.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 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 5,754 miles [9,260.2 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 6,452 miles [10,383.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,001 miles [8,048.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Crossing ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Rock Crossing.

While the name Rock Crossing is unique within Alaska, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Rock Crossing, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,634 miles [4,239 km] to the Southeast

Mohave County

Our profile page for Rock Crossing, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,447 miles [3,938.1 km] to the Southeast

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Rock Crossing, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,621 miles [4,218.1 km] to the East Southeast

Montana

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Rock Crossing, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Wilbarger County

Our profile page for Rock Crossing, Wilbarger County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,986 miles [4,805.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7889, Longitude: -150.0500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Crossing 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 Rock Crossing 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 4.522 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.205 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.425 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Crossing.



 
 
 

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