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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Seversens 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 42 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 29 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,541 miles [5,698.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 139 days and walking would take 202 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,082 miles [9,788 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 6,762 miles [10,882.4 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,372 miles [8,645.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Seversens ...

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Seversens.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seversens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.7536, Longitude: -154.8172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seversens 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 Seversens 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 8.538 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 13.746 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 350.341 degrees.

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