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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 231 miles [371.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Saxman to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,717 miles [4,372.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 107 days and walking would take 155 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,364 miles [10,241.9 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 7,105 miles [11,434.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,391 miles [8,676 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saxman ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Saxman.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Kansas

Rice County

Our profile page for Saxman, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the East Southeast

West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Saxman, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,610 miles [4,200.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3227, Longitude: -131.5891     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saxman 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 Saxman 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 348.819 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 351.804 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 333.471 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saxman.



 
 
 

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