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

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How Far From Slaterville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Slaterville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Slaterville 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,268 miles [5,259.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,755 miles [9,261.8 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 6,458 miles [10,393.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,980 miles [8,014.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slaterville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Slaterville.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Slaterville, Weber County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the East Southeast

Virginia

New Kent County

Our profile page for Slaterville, New Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,352 miles [5,394.5 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaterville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8481, Longitude: -147.7236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaterville 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 Slaterville 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 2.532 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 7.039 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 344.621 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 Slaterville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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