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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Seward 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 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 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 6,078 miles [9,781.6 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 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seward ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Seward.

While the name Seward is unique within Alaska, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Georgia

Montgomery County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Seward, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,757 miles [4,437 km] to the East

Kansas

Brown County

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

Stafford County

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Distance: About 2,647 miles [4,259.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

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Distance: About 3,410 miles [5,487.9 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Seward County

Our profile page for Seward, Seward County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,560 miles [4,119.9 km] to the East

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New York

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Seward, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,234 miles [5,204.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Seward, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,386 miles [5,449.2 km] to the East

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Ohio

Fulton County

Our profile page for Seward, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,967 miles [4,774.9 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Logan County

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Distance: About 2,821 miles [4,540 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Seward, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,206 miles [5,159.6 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Hamlin County

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

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The official website for Seward: www.sewardak.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seward. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.1105, Longitude: -149.4422     [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 Seward 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 3.978 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 8.711 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.264 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seward.



 
 
 

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