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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Silver Springs 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 community such as Silver Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 453 miles [729 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Silver Springs to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 26 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 18 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,204 miles [5,156.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 126 days and walking would take 182 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,952 miles [9,578.8 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 6,660 miles [10,718.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver Springs ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Silver Springs.

While the name Silver Springs is unique within Alaska, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,804 miles [4,512.6 km] to the East Southeast

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km] to the East Southeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the East Southeast

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,204 miles [5,156.3 km] to the East

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Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,593 miles [5,782.4 km] to the East

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,357 miles [5,402.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Tippah County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,056 miles [4,918.2 km] to the East

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, McDonald County
Although located in McDonald County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Saint Francois County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,819 miles [4,536.7 km] to the East

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the Southeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,171 miles [5,103.2 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,646 miles [4,258.3 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,084 miles [4,963.2 km] to the East

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,966 miles [4,773.3 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Gates County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km] to the East

Moore County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,338 miles [5,372 km] to the East

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Ohio

Greene County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,942 miles [4,734.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,050 miles [4,908.5 km] to the East

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Utah

Summit County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Silver Springs, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,207 miles [5,161.2 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 starting in Silver Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silver Springs) 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 Silver Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver Springs

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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 Silver Springs 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 0.494 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 4.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 343.035 degrees.

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<7>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 Silver Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Silver Springs.



 
 
 

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