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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Ruby 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 47 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 32 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,495 miles [5,624.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 137 days and walking would take 199 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,739 miles [9,236 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 6,423 miles [10,336.8 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,036 miles [8,104.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Ruby ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Ruby.

While the name Ruby is unique within Alaska, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Alabama

Cullman County

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

Walker County

Our profile page for Ruby, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,499 miles [5,631.1 km] to the East

Arizona

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Ruby, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,961 miles [4,765.3 km] to the East Southeast

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Ruby, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,623 miles [4,221.3 km] to the East Southeast

Mesa County

Our profile page for Ruby, Mesa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,552 miles [4,107 km] to the East Southeast

Pitkin County

Our profile page for Ruby, Pitkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,627 miles [4,227.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Irwin County

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

Jones County

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

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Ruby, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Ruby, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,947 miles [4,742.7 km] to the East

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Kansas

Harper County

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

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Bell County

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

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Ruby, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 3,504 miles [5,639.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Ruby, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,096 miles [4,982.5 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Ruby, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,517 miles [5,660.1 km] to the East

Leflore County

Our profile page for Ruby, Leflore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,413 miles [5,492.7 km] to the East

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Ruby, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Nebraska

Seward County

Our profile page for Ruby, Seward County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,796 miles [4,499.7 km] to the East

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Ruby, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Ruby, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,402 miles [5,475 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Nelson County

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

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Ruby, Gallia County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,353 miles [5,396.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ruby   [Map]
Distance: About 3,109 miles [5,003.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Ruby, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km] to the East Southeast

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South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Ruby, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,646 miles [5,867.7 km] to the East

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Ruby, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,504 miles [5,639.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Ruby, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the East Southeast

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Ruby, Okanogan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the East Southeast

Pend Oreille County

Our profile page for Ruby, Pend Oreille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the East Southeast

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Ruby, Whatcom County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,672 miles [2,690.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Ruby, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,731 miles [4,395.1 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7391, Longitude: -155.4879     [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 Ruby 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 9.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 14.253 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 350.639 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 Ruby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ruby.



 
 
 

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