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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Solomon to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 61 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 42 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,755 miles [6,043.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 147 days and walking would take 214 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,691 miles [9,158.8 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,351 miles [10,220.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Solomon ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Solomon.

While the name Solomon is unique within Alaska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

Alabama

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Solomon, Cleburne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cleburne County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Solomon, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,161 miles [5,087.1 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Twiggs County

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

Illinois

De Witt County

Our profile page for Solomon, De Witt County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,336 miles [5,368.8 km] to the East

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Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Solomon, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,104 miles [4,995.4 km] to the East

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Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Solomon, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,160 miles [5,085.5 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 from Solomon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Solomon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Solomon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Solomon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solomon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.5608, Longitude: -164.4392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solomon 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 Solomon 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 16.782 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 22.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 357.589 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 Solomon.



 
 
 

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